Iranian women have long been challenging preconceived notions of “Islamic” attire. Like “traditional” loose-fitting rural and tribal clothing that barely covers a woman’s hair, these urban-chic Iranian fashions are true to Islamic notions of modest attire. All the while, these fashions emulate a seemingly Western aesthetic of (post)modernism and cosmopolitanism.
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Shuja Shah Durrani of Afghanistan in 1839, by Lieutenant James Rattray - Interior of the palace of Shauh Shujah Ool Moolk, Late King of Cabul.
Crown Featuring Flowering Trees
1st century A.D.
Tillia Tepe, Tomb VI
This royal crown was excavated from Tomb VI in Tillia Tepe, Afghanistan. It belonged to a nomadic woman and can be dismantled for transport.
Iran’s former Embassy in Washington D.C.