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A Persian Seyéd or Lineal Descendant of Mohammed
A Persian Seyéd
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)
descendants of Mohammed, Seyed, turban
This descendant of Mohammed is wearing a caba (Shoberl 1845, p. 34) or qaba (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 10), cinched with a green belt holding prayer beads, covered with the cloak-like outer garment called the aba (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 11). On his head he wears wears a green turban and carries a walking stick. As typical of men in this region, he wears a full beard and mustache.
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
Western Michigan University Libraries
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