Work Record ID:
prints (visual works)
A Persian Soldier
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
blouses (military garments)
sashes (costume accessories)
soldiers, jackets, headgear
In this image, a Persian soldier is wearing the short shalwar (Shoberl 1845, p. 113) or shalvar (Vogelsang-Eastwood p. 8) with knee-high boots. His jacket is similar to military wear of European soldiers and is completed by the wearing of a belt and a sash. The headgear of the soldier is very different from that of European soldiers in that it is the same conical, fur cap, kolah namadi (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 12), worn by the scribe, priest, and other males pictured in this work. Unlike these other figures, he wears only the 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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