Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran


This collection includes photographs; objects of daily life; and a large number of legal and financial documents, including marriage contracts, wills, endowment deeds, diaries and notes, cookbooks, and a taped conversation with Banu-yi Ashraf. Most belonged to Sakinah Khanum (known as Banu-yi Ashraf – 1891-1971); others belonged to Munir al-Muluk Jahandari (1899-1975).

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  • Acquisition Notes

    The collection was made available to WWQI in winter 2010 by Afsaneh Ashrafi and Rokhsareh Ashrafi. They have written two short pieces about Banu-yi Ashraf and Munir al-Muluk that will be added to our site at a later date.

  • Dates 1821-1975
  • Last Edited 22 February 2013
  • Record Number 1138