So look incomparable female Iranian Shah
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Before you unique images of the harem of the Shah Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, who ruled Iran from 1848 to 1895.
One of the many passions Shah Qajar was a photograph. He liked to take pictures as a child, and when he came to power, it decided to set up in his palace the first official photo studio.
Ad-Din Shah Qajar and Sevryugin photographer before photography.
In the 1870s in Tehran opened his atelier Russian photographer Anton Sevryugin, who became the court photographer of Iranian ruler. Sevryugin created a chronicle of Iran and for his services he was awarded the honorary title.
Russian photographer could shoot himself shah, his male relatives, courtiers and servants. And for a Qajar, an ardent fan of the photo, left the right to withdraw his harem, where he was, according to historians, about 100 concubines.
Completeness - the main criteria of beauty.
It is known that the photographs Nasser al-Din Shah himself printed in the palace laboratory and kept in satin albums in his palace of Golestan, which now houses a museum.
The incomparable Anis al-Doleh - the favorite wife of Shah (right).
Extraordinariness photos of his concubines is that the Shiite law at the time, it was not permissible to shoot the faces of people, and especially women's faces. And only the most powerful man in the country could not afford to break the law.
Anis al-Doleh or soulmate Powers.
The incomparable Anis al-Doleh (seated).
Photographs of women challenged the generally accepted idea of life in the harem - the Shah's wives look quite modern for that time, and self-confident, they look calmly at the camera lens, not flirting and not shy.
Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar c some women of the harem.
It is even conceivable that the wives in the harem were friendly relations - some photos show the group at the picnic.
Harem at the picnic.
thinness harem did not suffer.
The photos can be seen on the tastes of the Iranian monarch - all women in body, fused with bushy eyebrows and mustache clearly visible. It is clearly seen that women do not suffer from hunger and were not burdened with physical work. Experts say, that there is even a collection of Golestan photos in the nude, but they are securely hidden.
The ladies of the harem in tutus.
Many photo concubine harem depicted in short fluffy skirts like tutus (shaliteh). And it is no coincidence.
It is known that in 1873, Nasser al-Din Shah, at the invitation of Alexander II visited St. Petersburg and attended the ballet. According to legend, he was fascinated by the Russian dancers, as for his women brought shaliteh. However, on Muslim headscarves concubines could refuse just before the camera. However, it is possible that this is just a legend.