The Sacred Centre Harem: An introduction to the dancers
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The Sacred Centre Harem: An introduction to the dancers

In the Ottoman Empire membership in a royal harem was an honour. Members of the harem, women children and eunuchs, lived in seclusion, yes, but they wanted for nothing. They ate sumptuous foods, lived in luxurious quarters and were trained in courtly arts such as music and dance. Royal harem members came from lands far and near, and they shared their cultures with one another. Continue reading