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A Persian Muleteer, with His Winter Cloak or Goatskin
A Persian Muleteer
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
muleteers, drovers, capes, laced-up boots
Muleteers have a distinct look to their costume. The goatskin cape with hair still in place serves as a practical garment no only for warmth but also for the repelling of rain. He wears the short shalwar (Shoberl 1845, p. 118) or shalvar (Vogelsang-Eastwood p. 8) and knee high, laced boots with a curled toe. Like the other men he is wearing the kolah namadi (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 12).
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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