Sunday, September 28, 2008

Persian History of Headgear

"History of headgear in Persia"
Sat, 27 Sep 2008
By Tamara Ebrahimpour, Press TV, Tehran

Anyone interested in histories of various headwear, and photos of statuary and such, will appreciate this short article. Please click the linked title above to read the entire article on ancient Persian headgear.

Historical documents and ancient inscriptions indicate head covers had different uses in different historical eras. In Persia, headgears often had ornamental purposes and were used to distinguish between the members of different classes and professions.

Early historical evidence regarding the use of headgear in ancient Persia has been found in the city of Kashan in Isfahan Province. Dating back to some 6000 years ago, the white stone statue, which has a cloth head covering, is housed in Iran's National Museum in Tehran.
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