Detail View: Costume History: A Persian Lady at Home

Work Record ID: 
14160
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
A Persian Lady at Home
Title Alternative: 
A Persian Lady, at Home
Measurements: 
23.2 cm x 14.4 cm
Material: 
paper
Material: 
ink
Material: 
pigment
Technique: 
lithography
Cultural Context: 
Persian (culture)
Date Original: 
1843
Location: 
Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Repository: 
Western Michigan University, Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Call number: 
DS 258 .P4 1843
Style Period: 
Qajar
Subject-LCNA: 
Perkins, Justin 1805-1869
Subject-LCSH: 
Upper class--Iran
Subject-LCSH: 
Clothing and dress--Iran
Subject-AAT: 
veils (headgear)
Subject-AAT: 
jackets
Subject-AAT: 
chemise
Subject-AAT: 
trousers
Subject-TGM: 
Women
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
women, veils, jackets
Relation: 
Electronic version available through Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=RmoqAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Perkins+AND+Persia&hl=en&ei=72gtTseAFrGOsAKq0LmmCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDwQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Perkins%20AND%20P
Description: 
P. 283 "The accompanying drawing gives a good idea of the appearance of Persian ladies at home and we may at least presume that the Princess was as fair as the representation. Among the higher classes, the ladies devote a large portion of their time to the toilet. Inspection of the drawing will remind the readers that painting and tight-lacing are not confined to the Western continent. Persian ladies color their eyebrows black – the hair being combed down upon the forehead and cut short about them – the nails both of their fingers and toes auburn, and their cheeks red." This image of a Persian woman shows her wearing the headcloth known as the charqat (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 16). What appears to be a skirt is a very full cut pair of trousers or zeer-djameh (Shoberl 1845, p. 110-111).
Image Source: 
Perkins, Justin. A Residence of Eight Years in Persia, Among the Nestorian Christians: with Notices of the Muhammedans. Andover, MA: Allen, Morrill & Wardwell, 1843.
Work Rights: 
Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Image Type: 
digital images
Image Format: 
image/tiff; image/jp2
Image Measurements: 
86,157,981 bytes
View Description: 
general views
Digital Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Collection Title: 
Costume History Collection
Image Rights: 
Western Michigan University Libraries
Image Access: 
For use of digital image, contact Special Collections, Waldo Library, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA 49008
Image Identifier: 
EXWS_Cos_Per_013