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    Persian Pulchritude

    Persian Princess Qajar Dynasty: The Beauty Symbol in 19th Century


    • Persian Princess Qajar Dynasty: The Beauty Symbol in the 19th Century


    Every culture has its own standards. Moreover, time also affects these standards. What is beautiful may not be so anymore. For example, in Persian culture, the definition of beauty was different from Western understanding in the 19th century. In those days, Persian Princess Qajar was the beauty symbol in Iran.

    Life Of Persian Princess

    Her full name was Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh (1883-1936). She was the daughter of the Shah of Persia, Naser al-Din Shah. She was the memoirist of the Qajar Dynasty. The Qajar dynasty was an Iranian royal dynasty of Turkic origin, specifically from the Qajar tribe, ruling over Iran from 1789 to 1925. She had four children, two daughters and two sons from her husband Amir Hussein Khan.



    Beauty Standards

    In the 19th century, masculine features were appreciated in women. Besides, feminine features were appreciated in men. So, women were with heavy eyebrows and mustaches. And that was attractive for that era. Because of this many women were using mascara to strengthen their features.

    In contrast, men were trying to be slim and delicate.

    Although through increased interaction with the Western world has changed the beauty standards since there was a woman who should be mentioned when talking about Persian beauty in the 19th century.


    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Persian Pulchritude-sophia-hadjipanteli-jpg


    Go for it, Tomcat. You like that mixed-up sex stuff. She's real......Sophia Hadjipanteli

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Although through increased interaction with the Western world has changed the beauty standards since there was a woman who should be mentioned when talking about Persian beauty in the 19th century.
    Ignore the cretin above.

    This is she . . .

    . . . a bit hirsute, undertall and . . . umm . . . masculine for my taste


    A slightly more flattering photo of her





    Persian women now are some of the loveliest ladies one can find

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    Poor Amir Hussein Khan. That one's a three-bagger. Would frighten a cane toad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    Poor Amir Hussein Khan. That one's a three-bagger. Would frighten a cane toad.

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    ...thanks, PH: I don't know why the pics in my post didn't load...

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    A bit of the Mandela affect I am afraid.
    Though some aspects of what is considered beautiful as it applies to people do change as cultures change, others are genetically preprogrammed , to simply state "beauty is not in the eyes of the Beholder"
    Beauty May Not Lie in the Eye of the Beholder – It May Lie in Genetics | Technology Networks

    So even though Persian Princess Qajar was a beautiful person as he intelect indicates, the meme concerning her physical desirability I am afraid is junk history.

    "Junk history is embodied perfectly in a recent viral meme that portrays a nineteenth-century Persian princess with facial hair alongside the claim that 13 men killed themselves over their unrequited love for her. While it fails miserably at historical accuracy, the meme succeeds at demonstrating how easily viral clickbait obscures and overshadows rich and meaningful stories from the past. "
    “Princess Qajar” and the Problem with Junk History Memes | by Victoria Martinez | Noteworthy - The Journal Blog
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Persian pulchritude paradox -
    Although lady-beards may be off-putting, they indicate a hormonal state that often makes said ladies rather keen on the intimate folk dancing.
    So they resemble a teenage boy in some ways and similarly they’re up for a damn good seeing-to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Persian Pulchritude-sophia-hadjipanteli-jpg


    Go for it, Tomcat. You like that mixed-up sex stuff. She's real......Sophia Hadjipanteli
    Fook me you'd have to start up the Victa to trim those eyebrows.

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    ...Iranian females are noted for proudly sporting the monobrow...

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