Author: Alexander Iyas 1869-1915
Source: Dr. John Tchalenko
Owner: Dr. John Tchalenko & Finnish Museum of Photography
Location: London, UK & Helsinki, Finland
All 3 photos are protected by copyright! Qarapapakh hunters from the town of Naghadeh, Sulduz province in western Persia, 3rd January 1913. Plates 33, 34 and 35 from the book Images from the Endgame: Persia through a Russian Lens 1901-1914, Saqi Books, London 2006 http://www.saqibooks.com/ Photograph copyright: John Tchalenko & Finnish Museum of Photography. The Qarapapakhs of Sulduz are an ethnic Turk group close to Azeri. They migrated to Persia in the early 19th century and now in several countries. They derive their name from the black sheepskin hats worn by the richer men of the community. The Russian consul in Soujbulak, Alexander Iyas, was received by the Qarapapkhs during a tour of the region when he was brokering peace between two factions of the Kurdish Mamash tribe.
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