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

Work Record ID: 
14162
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
A Persian Lady Veiled to Go Abroad
Title Alternative: 
A Lady, Satisfying her Curiosity
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. 289 "Accordingly, when Persian ladies are fairly beyond the sight of their jealous masters, they often take down their veil and gaze freely upon the sons of men, and the beauties of creation, though in the letter and the spirit of Persian law they do it at the peril of their lives." This images shows a woman wearing the blue chador (Vogelsang-Eastwood p. 17) without the additional white face 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: 
87,257,833 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_015