Images of the wedding ceremony during the Qajar era


Meanwhile, by 1881 Russia had completed its conquest of present-day Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, bringing Russia’s frontier to homeland’s northeastern borders and severing historic persian ties to the cities of Bukhara and Samarqand. Several trade concessions by the persian government put economic affairs largely under British control. By the late 19th century, many persians believed that their rulers were beholden to foreign interests.