What is the Sultan's harem? First of all, this is accommodation for Sultan women - wives, concubines, slaves, and of course his mother and children. This place was closed for most people, only sultan could go there freely. The website diletant.media learned about the main features of the harem.
1. Slaves. You may ask where they were taken in a harem. There were several options: they were given as gifts from Eastern princes. Slaves were bought on the market. Sometimes they were bought from their parents. After the slave got into the harem they were taught etiquette, music, dance and other sciences. But the main thing - slaves were taught how to give pleasure to the Sultan. Later, the most beautiful and talented slaves had a chance to become a favorite of the Sultan, and if she was lucky, even his wife.