Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Engagement celebration in Hafiz al-Sihhah's house

Engagement celebration in Hafiz al-Sihhah's house

Photograph of the engagement ceremony of Qudsiyah Khanum and Nusrat Allah Bahir in the house of Hafiz al-Sihhah (seated, top-center in a dark suit), also known as Haji Baba, Dr. Hafizi and Hakim Rahmim. Left to right: (seated): Farangis Ittihadiah, Ihsan, Nadirah, Bahirah, Muluk Firuz, Ziya’ al-Din Faridiyan, Sughra Faridiyan, Hajar and Ruha Siraj, Maryam Iftikhar, Dr. Isma‘il Iftikhar (holding Mahbubah Iftikhar), ʻAli Firuz, Habib Siraj, Dina Khanum Banu Tash (holding Masʻud Ittihadiah), Qudsiyah Bahir, Hafiz al-Sihhah, Haji Nanah (Gawhar Khanum), Nusrat Allah Bahir (seated behind Haji Nanah), Haji Mirza Yuhanna, Ruha Iftikhar (seated behind Haji Mirza Yuhanna), Tuba Javid, Maryam and Ruh Allah Hafizi, unidentified (probably Mansur Siraj), Hishmat Firuz, Saʻid Iftikhar and Mahmud Siraj. Left to right: (standing) Khalil Hafizi, Talan (female servant), Firdaws (female servant), Zarrin Mashhud, Badiʻah, Khadijah (cook’s wife), Bashir the cook, Nusrat Haqbin, ʻInayat (male servant), unidentified male servant, Baji Gawhar (female servant). The fiancees - Nusrat Allah Bahir, son of Tuti Khanum, and Qudsiyah Khanum, daughter of Haji Mirza Yuhanna - are both grandchildren of Hafiz al-Sihhah.

Item Details

  • Date 3 September 1925
  • Notes

    Item information based on source data from CIJOH.

  • Collections Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History
  • Repository Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History (724-P-1997)
  • Restrictions Use of collection materials for publication purposes must cite the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History as the current repository.
  • Accessed 14 February 2012
  • Last Edited 29 August 2013
  • Record no. 1025A970
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