"Village Life - Herb Vendor"


Another classic village scene from 19th century Persia.

Presumably we are looking at a vendor or rare and possibly medicinal herbs, which are being carefully weighed out for the buyer. The herbs, dried roots, etc are seen in the foreground, gathered together in small cloth bags.

One must assume they are a valuable commodity, given the small scale being used and the care being taken to weigh them out.