Detail View: Costume History: A Persian Lady Veiled to Walk Abroad

Work Record ID: 
14161
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
A Persian Lady Veiled to Walk Abroad
Title Alternative: 
A Lady, Veiled to go Abroad
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: 
cloaks
Subject-TGM: 
Women
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
women, veils,
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. 288 "Like all Persian females, when they walk abroad, their faces were closely veiled. Muhammedan law denounces death on any female who exposes her face to a male beyond the limits of her own household. A large covering is thrown over the person, when they go out, to which is commonly attached a small veil before the face with a patch of network half the size of a hand, before the eyes, to enable them to see to walk. This rigorous seclusion is, doubtless, as fruitful a source, as it is striking an index, of the unfaithful character of Muhammedan females. The practice of veiling in itself is said extensively to facilitate and screen illicit connexions." This image of a Persian woman away from her home shows her wearing a large outer garment called the chador (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 17) and a white veil.
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.
References: 
Vogelsang-Eastwood, Gillian. "Qajar Dress from Iran: In the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden." A digital publication http://www.rmv.nl/publicaties/8Qajar/e/hotzuk.pdf. 2001, p. 8-13. Accessed on August 5, 2011.
Work Rights: 
Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Image Type: 
digital images
Image Format: 
image/tiff; image/jp2
Image Measurements: 
88,543,107 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_014