SOAS University of London

Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

A People's Migration: The Bakhtiari Kuch

Bakhtiari Kuch photo
Photographic Exhibitions by Caroline Mawer

Date: 16 October 2008Time: 10:30 AM

Finishes: 13 December 2008Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: The Galleries

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The Bakhtiari are one of the largest of all the Iranian nomadic tribes. They were especially politically important during the Constitutional Revolution – successfully invading Tehran in 1909. Just before that, in 1908, the first find of Middle East oil was in their tribal areas.

This exhibition brings together rarely seen early images exploring:

  • Archaeological Remains
  • Early European Travellers
  • Oil and the Bakhtiari
  • The Bakhtiari and the State
  • Families of the Khans
  • Tribal Life

Full details can be found on the Bakhtiari Kuch website

The exhibition runs Tuesday to Saturday until 13th December 2008

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Sponsor: The Iran Society & The Bakhtiar Family