The Persian exhibition is limited to a very small number of products.
There are a few thin samples of cloth, ivory statuettes, pipes of various shapes, raw silk, seeds, a few Persian books, and a white silk casaque not very different from those worn by the Chinese of the lower classes. The patience of the Persian ladies is revealed in a very elegant handkerchief, to the embroidery of which one of them has devoted, it is said, two years,
one of them is said to have spent two years embroidering it.
The albums and paintings displayed in the Persian showcases are the work of English travellers.
© Palais de Cristal – Journal Illustré de L’Exposition de 1851