Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah to Khadijah Sultan

Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah to Khadijah Sultan

Zahra Sultan ‘Izzat al-Saltanah writes to her mother, Khadijah Sultan Khanum and expresses her concern about not receiving letters from her; talks about the moderate winter weather in Hamadan, the nice people there, and her new social life; she describes how women dress in Hamadan, that the old fashions in Tehran are now becoming fashionable in Hamadan: women wear chaqchur [a kind of leggings] when leaving the house as there is no carriage road in the city and people either walk or ride a donkey. She discusses the way they make jams and sweets and mentions that the prices of some goods are higher in Hamadan and that Dar-i Hakimkhanah is a neighborhood similar to Tehran’s Lalahzar. At the end, she asks Khadijah Sultan to send her a list of her debts to Mirza ‘Ali Khan, so she can pay him back.

Item Details

  • Creator Zahra Sultan ʻIzzat al-Saltanah
  • Date early/mid 20th century
  • Dimensions 21 x 27 cm
  • Collections Mansoureh Ettehadieh -- ‘Izzat al-Saltanah
  • Repository Mansoureh Ettehadieh
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 3 September 2015
  • Last Edited 9 December 2016
  • Record no. 13104A18
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