Detail View: Costume History: Armenian Lady

Work Record ID: 
14186
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
Armenian Lady
Measurements: 
17.5 cm x 10 cm
Material: 
paper
Material: 
ink
Material: 
pigment
Technique: 
engraving
Technique: 
hand-painted
Cultural Context: 
Persian (culture)
Date Original: 
1845
Location: 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Repository: 
Western Michigan University, Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Call number: 
DS 258 .S55 1845
Style Period: 
Qajar
Subject-LCNA: 
Shoberl, Frederic, 1775-1853
Subject-LCSH: 
Clothing and dress--Iran
Subject-LCSH: 
Muslim woman
Subject-LCSH: 
Armenians--Iran
Subject-AAT: 
jewelry
Subject-AAT: 
veils (headgear)
Subject-AAT: 
robes (main garments)
Subject-AAT: 
girdles (belts)
Subject-AAT: 
headgear
Subject-AAT: 
slippers
Subject-TGM: 
Muslim Women
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
veils, hajib, woman
Relation: 
Engraving after original Persian drawing; electronic version of an earlier edition available through Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=TRoPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=Shoberl+Persia&source=bl&ots=r9Rm4TUica&sig=xITq8JpHMqt163FajgCMkQwXDFM&
Description: 
P. 159-160 "The Armenians bind their heads with silk handkerchiefs of various colours, the ends falling loose down the back; and under this sort of head-mantle they wear another kerchief of white linen, which passes behind the ears over the chin and hangs down the breast.  When they go out, this piece of drapery is occasionally drawn up over the mouth, leaving nothing of the face to be seen but the eyes and the too often floridly shining."
Image Source: 
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: 
83,938,380 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 49008-5315
Image Identifier: 
EXWS_Cos_Sho_012