عنوان مقاله [English]
Problem Definition: Part of our current information about the lives of Qajar women is obtained from the Oriental travelogues. Women-centered illustrated works, including pictorial rugs as a visual document, can be helpful in this regard. For this purpose, two Qajar rugs have been selected better to understand the role of women in this era. The present study addresses how women are illustrated in two pictorial rugs, namely "Bahram Gur in Haft Gonbad (Seven Domes)". Based on Goffman's dramaturgical social theory, this research tries to remove the literary mask of the story and explore the simulated realities of women in two rugs.
Objective: This study aims to compare the various dimensions of how the identity of Qajar women appears in the two rugs of "Bahram Gur in Haft Gonbad (Seven Domes)".
Research Method: Data collection is a library-based approach, and the method includes descriptions, miniature paintings analysis, and elements' comparison. The instrument is reliable, and non-probable samples are selected.
Results: Given its urban texture and literary background, this type of rug seeks intentionally to illustrate powerful women from different social classes. It also intends to move upward in the strata of society to show the unreal position of women in the Qajar society.