Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Marriage contract of Sayyidah Baygum and Latif ‘Ali, 1925

Marriage contract of Sayyidah Baygum and Latif ‘Ali, 1925

Marriage contract of Sayyidah Baygum, the daughter of the late Qadam‘ali Ibn Haj Aqa Hufi, and Latif ‘Ali, the son of the late Muhammad ‘Ali Ibn Haj Muhammad Varnusfadirani. The mahr includes twenty-six tumans and two thousand and five hundred dinars that remain the groom’s debt; forty tumans for Sayyidah Baygum to purchase of women’s clothing, jewelry, fabric, copperware, and carpets; and thirty tumans to Sayyidah Baygum to purchase a house in the neighborhood of her choice. Dated January 23, 1925; on verso: “In 1927, Latif ‘Ali paid forty tumans and seven thousand dinars to Sayyidah Baygum for her mahr.”

Item Details

  • Date 4 February 1924
  • Dimensions 41 x 33 cm
  • Collections Elahe Bagheri
  • Repository Elahe Bagheri Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 6 July 2017
  • Last Edited 21 September 2017
  • Record no. 15165A2
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