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Royal Challenge: Samira by BeckyRose
Royal Challenge: Samira

EDIT: Fixed a few things about the image that were bothering me. Also, Samira made into 'Fooled'! If you're not reading already, check it out at fooled-story.blogspot.com. (You can spy Samira in Chapter 8, Part 2. :) )

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Wickfield is hosting a 'Royal Challenge' to create a character that could be featured in her story 'Fooled'. See more at Fooled-Official! :D


Western culture overlooks the much more complex details of the harem. In the Ottoman Empire, the harem typically housed the Sultan’s mother, wives, daughters, and other female relatives, as well as slaves- at certain points in history the Sultan’s sons also lived in the harem until they were of age. Royal women of the harem used their wealth to patronize important public building projects and charitable works. Because of their proximity to and influence on the sultans, they also played an active role in important political matters.

Also, if you can make out the map in the background, at the time the Fooled story takes place, the reaches of the Ottoman Empire weren't too far from Italy.

So here we have Samira - a favorite companion of the Sultan, and one such influential lady. :)




Map © www.karabakh.org


Font © XXII Arabian Onenightstand (www.dafont.com/xxii-arabian-on…) by Doubletwo Studios (www.doubletwostudios.tumblr.com)


Inspiration:

Titian’s ‘Portrait of a Lady’ c. 1555 (www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Col…)

Lady Mary Wortley portrait (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Mar…)

This Pinterest board: www.pinterest.com/nadooshka1/o…

Republic of Chic, JJ Valaya 2012 Collction: An Ottoman Empire - 2.bp.blogspot.com/-TNwXumErBhw…

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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank for the watch ! ^^
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tbwriter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
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Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Whoa holy snaps, it's been forever! o.o How be thou??
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MissUnashamed Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic gallery, I thoroughly enjoyed having a look through it :)
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Sommum Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really thanks for the watch :)
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nicolasammarco Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much for the watch!! :)
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Oweeo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
PAY BACK *chucks a llama at you* 
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Cluny91 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Thank you the Llama! :)
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qstarz305 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Thanks 4 the llama
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thanks for the llama
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