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A8513 Shia banner, block printed cotton, calico (karbas), Isfahan / Kashan / Yazd, Persia (Iran), Qajar era, 1800s. Click to enlarge.

Shia banner پرچم عاشورایی

Made
This Shia banner was handcrafted in 19th-century Persia (Iran), probably under the patronage of a Qajar religious family, by one of the master printers (chit-saz, qalamkar-saz) from the cities of Isfahan, Kashan or Yazd, known for the production of this series of handprinted calico since the 17th century.

During the Qajar era (1789 -1925) and especially during the reign of King Nasser al-Din (1848-1896), the public rituals and performances related to the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam …

Summary

Object No.

A8513

Object Statement

Shia banner, block printed cotton, calico (karbas), Isfahan / Kashan / Yazd, Persia (Iran), Qajar era, 1800s

Physical Description

This vertical Shia banner was produced as a votive object (nazri). Its main body is made of a handmade Persian calico (karbas), designed and printed by hand by the usage of a handmade block woodcut cliché (ghaleb) in black, blue and red.

Dimensions

Width

505 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This Shia banner was handcrafted in 19th-century Persia (Iran), probably under the patronage of a Qajar religious family, by one of the master printers (chit-saz, qalamkar-saz) from the cities of Isfahan, Kashan or Yazd, known for the production of this series of handprinted calico since the 17th century.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1982

Acquisition Date

10 November 1982

Cite this Object

Harvard

Shia banner پرچم عاشورایی 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <https://ma.as/198490>

Wikipedia

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