Detail View: Costume History: A Persian Merchant

Work Record ID: 
14173
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
A Persian Merchant
Measurements: 
23.2 cm x 14.4 cm
Material: 
paper
Material: 
ink
Material: 
pigment
Technique: 
lithography
Cultural Context: 
Persian (culture)
Date Original: 
1845
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: 
Merchants--Iran
Subject-LCSH: 
Businessmen--Iran
Subject-AAT: 
hats
Subject-AAT: 
coats
Subject-AAT: 
slippers (shoes)
Subject-AAT: 
shoes
Subject-AAT: 
pipes (smoking equipment)
Subject-AAT: 
socks
Subject-TGM: 
Merchants
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
businessmen, merchants, pipes
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: 
This image is of a well-to-do merchant who is wearing a type of long coat similar to a kolija (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 10) over a caba (Shoberl 1843, p. 34) or qaba (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 10). His feet are covered with socks and heeled slippers. The conical, fur hat is like those worn by the soldier and muleteer. This merchant also wears the beard and mustache typical of this region.
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: 
Shoberl, Frederic. Persia: Containing a Description of the Country with an Account of Its Government, Laws, and Religion, and of the Character, Manners and Customs, Art, Amusements, Etc. of Its Inhabitants. Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot, 1845.
Work Rights: 
Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Image Type: 
digital images
Image Format: 
image/tiff; image/jp2
Image Measurements: 
87,887,037 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 49008-5328
Image Identifier: 
EXWS_Cos_Per_026