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Thursday, February 13, 2014


The harem is one of the most misunderstood concepts in Islamic culture, thanks to the lively imaginations of early European adventures. Simply put, a harem is a space set aside in a home or complex specifically for the use of women and young children. Men are not allowed to enter the harem, as it is considered a private or forbidden area. Harems vary widely in size and composition, as one might imagine, from the palatial complexes of the Ottoman sultans to a simple private room for women.

Oriental Beauty - Leon Francois Comerre
The final decision - Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter
In the harem - Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter
Pool in a Harem -  Jean-Leon Gerome
 Harem - Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter
 Entertainments In The Harem - Belisario Gioja

In the harem - F. Fasce
Odalisque - Franz Franz Eisenhut
In the harem - Filippo Barattit
Idle Hours in the Harem - Franz von Defregger 
In the harem 
Moorish Dancers - Theodore Chasseriau
Moonlight Serenade - Hans Zatzka
 Harem Dancers - Fabbio Fabbi
Girls of the Harem - Fabio Fabbi
Harem - Fabio Fabbi
Harem - J. Himmeli
Harem Dance - Giulio Rosati

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