Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Three talismans

Three talismans

First image: a talisman acquired by Muhammad Hasan, son of Khanum Ulidasan [?], to stop idle talk of Muhsin, son of Fatimah and Havva Khatun; second image: a talisman acquired by Muhammad Hasan, son of Khanum Ulidasan [?], to stop idle talk of Kulsum, son of ‘Idalat. The talismans for the curse and idle talk are written by turmeric, pepper, and similar items; third image: a talisman: illegible.

Item Details

  • Date undated
  • Notes

    It’s necessary to mention the mother’s names of the demandant and the target of the talisman. If the prayer writer doesn’t know the mother’s names, she/he writes either Fatimah for the descendant of Muhammad or Havva for others. Usually, the talismans for good luck and charms are written by rose water, saffron, and musk, and those for the curse and idle talk are written by turmeric, pepper, and similar items

  • Dimensions 33.5 x 6.5 cm; 33.5 x 7 cm; 25.5 x 7.5 cm
  • Collections Nina and Siyamak Mihrdad
  • Repository Nina and Siyamak Mihrdad Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 18 October 2018
  • Last Edited 26 December 2018
  • Record no. 15173A51
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