Iran: 5000 Years of Clothing, Jewellery & Cosmetics

Monday, January 21, 2013

Authors: Massoume Price & Zohreh Waibel 

Hardcover: 212 pages
Publisher: Anahita Productions Ltd; 1 edition (October 10, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0980971446
ISBN-13: 978-0980971446

Book Description

This book is the first in the Culture of Iran Series intended for general public and the first of it’s kind to cover the history of clothing, jewellery and cosmetics in Iran from 3000 BCE to the present time with high quality images. This pictorial history brings together the essentials of current research in all of these subjects in a coherent, easy-to-read format for the interested general public. The texts are complemented by high quality photographs of many of the historic Iranian treasures displayed in major museums around the globe. The social histories of clothing, ornaments and cosmetics, and their impacts as determinants of class, status, religious observance and gender relations are touched on. There are also brief references to the creative techniques of the artists. Major urban settings, court life and historic personalities are the prime focus of this book. A glossary, index and extensive bibliography complement the book in addition to 293 high quality images from original museum objects. The book is published in Canada in October 2012 and is written by Massoume Price in collaboration with Zohreh Waibe.


293 high quality pictures from major museums around the world.
Glossary & Index
Endnotes & extensive bibliography


History › Middle East › General

Art / Middle Eastern
Design / Textile & Costume
History / Middle East / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Clothing & Dress
Juvenile Nonfiction / Crafts & Hobbies
Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / Personal Hygiene
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / Middle East 

About the Author

A social anthropologist educated in Iran and England, Massoume Price has been writing on Iranian culture for many years. Her book Iran's Diverse Peoples published by ABC CLIO in 2005 was reviewed as a "must read: by Patrick Clawson from Middle East Quarterly in spring 2007 and received an equally good review from School Library Journal. Her book Ancient Iran for young readers also received very good reviews from School Library Journals in USA and Australia and was featured on PBS for Rick Steve's Iran Fundraiser Program. The book also won a bronze medal from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in 2009. She has written extensively on many aspects of Iranian culture, such as, codes of behavior, male/female and parent/children relationships. Her web site,, is used extensively as an on-line reference source. The site provides credible information on history, symbolism, evolution and present practices of major Iranian rites, ceremonies festivals and codes of behavior etc. The site has become a focal point for both researchers and general public with respect to Iranian culture.

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*Ancient Iran:

طراحی و توسعه آگاه‌سیستم