Source: Tehran Times
A luxurious robe of Tajolmoluk Pahlavi, the queen consort of Reza Shah and mother of Iran's last monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, is currently being restored by a team of experts at Tehran's Sadabad Cultural Historical Complex. The robe is kept at Sadabad's Art and People Museum.
The royal robe in an undated photo
"In addition to the value of the materials used in the gown, it also has historical value, because it was lavishly tailored during the reign of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the queen wore it at certain official ceremonies," Sadabad Preservation and Restoration Unit Director Masumeh Nemati said in a press release on Monday.
Queen Tadj ol-Molouk
Nimtaj Ayromlou (1896-1982)
"After several decades, this cloth sustained minor physical and biological damage, and its silver embroidery had darkened as a result of oxidation," she added.
The artifact was first dusted without using a chemical solution and the tears created over time in the cloth were sewn up, she stated.
She said that the robe will be put on a mannequin, which will soon be showcased at Sadabad's Art and People Museum.
The gown is made of navy-blue velvet decorated with silver threads, pearls, precious stones and ermine leather pieces.
Nimtaj Ayromlou (1896-1982), who then was given the nickname of Tajolmoluk (crown of kings), was the first queen of Iran to play a public role, and to have an official position. She played an important role in the abolition of the veil in Iran during the reign of her husband.
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