Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

 Makna

Makna

Silk Makna [Maknun] with fringed borders (done by needles); belonged to Arghavan Khanum, daughter of Mihrbanu Marzban and Dinyar Bastani

Item Details

  • Date early/mid 20th century
  • Notes

    Maknun [Makna] is a Zoroastrian headgear worn by Zoroastrian women over lachak (a small scarf tied tightly to the head). Source: A Zoroastrian Tapestry: Art, Religion, and Culture, by P. Godrej and F. Punthakey Mistree (Ahmedabad: Mapin, 2002).

  • Dimensions 98 x 258 cm
  • Collections Kourosh Aidun
  • Repository Kourosh Aidun Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 8 July 2014
  • Last Edited 1 August 2014
  • Record no. 13119A51
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