Detail View: Costume History: A Nestorian Girl, with Her Ornaments

Work Record ID: 
14164
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
A Nestorian Girl, with Her Ornaments
Title Alternative: 
A Nestorian Girl, Decorated with Ornaments
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: 
Clothing and dress--Iran
Subject-LCSH: 
Girls
Subject-LCSH: 
Nestorians--Iran
Subject-AAT: 
jewelry
Subject-AAT: 
jackets
Subject-AAT: 
headdresses
Subject-AAT: 
tunics
Subject-AAT: 
trousers
Subject-AAT: 
shoes
Subject-TGM: 
Girls
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
jewelry, girls, 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. 335 "Nestorian girls, and women to the age of middle life, are very fond of wearing jewels, beads, pieces of silver money -base coin silver-washed, and other rude trinkets, on their heads, about their persons, and even in their noses. The accompanying drawing is intended to represent a Nestorian girl thus ornamented. The whole paraphernalia, including all those mentioned and the girdles and rings about the wrists and ancles [sic], sometimes amount to the enormous weight of ten or twelve pounds." This young woman is wearing trousers, a knee-length tunic, a long ornamented jacket cinched in the waist with a belt. Her headdress is comprised of a small scull cap with rows and rows of coins around the rim, and coins on chains from ear to ear under her chin. She wears more than one necklace.
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: 
87,966,997 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_017