Detail View: Costume History: A Nestorian Mother & Her Little Girl

Work Record ID: 
14165
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
A Nestorian Mother & Her Little Girl
Title Alternative: 
A Nestorian Mother and Little Girl
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: 
Mothers and daughters
Subject-LCSH: 
Nestorians--Iran
Subject-AAT: 
jackets
Subject-AAT: 
cloaks
Subject-AAT: 
tunics
Subject-AAT: 
kerchiefs
Subject-AAT: 
trousers
Subject-TGM: 
Mothers
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
mothers, children, cloaks
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. 336-337 "The scene is as grateful as it is novel, in benighted Persia, to behold Nestorian mothers leading their little girls to school, and often lingering, a half hour, with delightful interest, to hear them read. Notwithstanding their hard lots, - their not being allowed to eat with the men-their laboring in the fields- their ignorance and general degradation, Nestorian females still possess some very interesting traits of character. I have never seen mothers more affectionately attached to their children than among this people." This mother is wearing a plaid cloak around her upper body and a plain kerchief on her head. The cloak is worn over a full, wide tunic and trousers. Her little girl is wearing a full length tunic and a long jacket.
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: 
88,613,271 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_018