- Within the harem there exists a hierarchy. You have the First Lady, the Sultan’s mother, known as Valide Sultan. A very #powerful #woman
responsible for educating the Sultan, managing the internal harem-ly affairs, and often having a say in political matters.
Then you have the rest: #Gözde
the favourite, Ikbal the #fortunate
, and finally, Kadin the wife. Basically it’s like a competition amongst the concubines to rise above the ranks and earn these titles. However, here are three women who love each other very much and don’t care much for competition. This solidarity comes from a shared feeling, they all feel that the Sultan, is an ass.
Art direction @eemaanr