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prints (visual works)
Mar Elias, A Nestorian Bishop
23.2 cm x 14.4 cm
Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Western Michigan University, Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
DS 258 .P4 1843
Perkins, Justin 1805-1869
Clothing and dress--Iran
robes (main garments)
P. 235 "During the services at Geog-tapá, Mar Elias, the aged bishop resident in that village, came in. He saluted us in English, shaking hands with us-which orientals never do among themselves-and repeating to each of us, good morning." The bishop is wearing the full khilauts (Shoberl 1845, p. 47), his gray robe trimmed in teal bands, his green tunic is decorated with buttons at the neck opening. His turban is large and made of patterned fabrics. He wears the full beard and mustache typical to men of this region.
Perkins, Justin. A Residence of Eight Years in Persia, Among the Nestorian Christians: with Notices of the Muhammedans. Andover, MA: Allen, Morrill & Wardwell, 1843.
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.
Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Western Michigan University
Costume History Collection
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