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“A man may dream…”
An AsianMasala Set
Nothing has exerted an equal fascination on the Western imagination (especially during Romanticism time period) as the institution of the harem, and it has been a central theme of Orientalism in arts for a long time.
But as so often, origin and modern (Western) perception are going ways apart.
So let’s take a short travel into history: The Turkish word “harem” derives from the arabic Word haram – ‘forbidden place; sacrosanct, sanctum’ – but the system was common, more or less, to most ancient Oriental communities, especially where polygyny was permitted. The ‘harem’ does not refer to a sanctuary for the wives of a polygynous person but is simply a resting quarters for women. Female seclusion being emphasized to the extent that any unlawful breaking into that privacy is haram, “forbidden”.
It is being more commonly acknowledged today that the purpose of harems during the Ottoman Empire was for the royal upbringing of the future wives of noble and royal men. These women would be educated so that they were ready to appear in public as a royal wife.
Of course, a man may dream – so nowadays a harem is often imagined as many sensual young women lying around pools with oiled bodies, with the sole purpose of pleasing the powerful man to whom they had given themselves. Much of this has been insinuated through art and literature from that period, usually portraying groups of attractive women lounging around a man as their center of attention.
For the creation of this pose set, we’ve picked up the theme as it is presented in art and paintings: It is dedicated to the dreamy charm associated with those pretty girls on silky pillows and rich carpets, and their endevour to gain the Sultan’s attention. So enjoy, you guys, while it lasts ;D
-1001 Dreams- contains the following photography props and poses:
“Welcome to a world full of scents and colors…”
’1001 Nights’ photostage was created in hommage to all the amazing architecture of Arabian influenced countries and to complement our asianMasala pose line on a 32x32m footprint. As you would expect, with all the flair you would find in Arabia, Marocco, Tunesia or India’s Rajasthan state. All floors and walls consist of an intricate floral tiles pattern, shiney wood pannels decorates the plattforms and planters and golden hanging lamps can be found at walls and hanging down the center of the building’s glass dome. All windows are given their special charm with diamond gate screens and snake plants line the walls while rich colored satin curtains set the mood for 1001 dreams…
We have included 6 color presets for you to pick from, but beyond those, you can customize different parts of the stage in a rather complex color menu. It allows you to change curtain colors, walls, floor and dome/accent colors all individually to pick your favorite combination :)
To match the theme of desert and sun, the color choices for walls, floor and
accent colors are as follows:
• vibrant turquoise blue,
• light blue
Curtains can be set to a warm brown, sunny yellow, silky white, sky blue, rich dark blue, vibrant pink, deep red and a charming olive green.
Of course you can open/close the entrance gate, and also turn lights off and on or set ambient light.
As with everything scripted: Make sure you are in a sim that allows for scripts to run!
• (*chanimations Photostage: “1001 Nights” (LP) – 56 PRIMS
• (*chanimations Photostage: “1001 Nights” – 110 PRIMS
• (*chanimations Photostage: “1001 Nights” (highDetail) – 146 PRIMS
• (*chanimations Photostage: “1001 Nights” fountain – 4 PRIMS
The photostage comes (copy/no mod/no transfer) and is color customizable through menu (please see more further down). The menu allows to set permissions who may control it – default on rez is set to “owner”.
We try to keep our photostages as low-prim as possible – so they are stages, and not replacement for homes and sim-decorations (unless you don’t mind the fact the outside shape is not quite what you expect from a palace of 1001 nights, or you are willing to put the extra work in and build an “outside” around it). Please keep this in mind.
Anyhow, here the stats:
“1001 Nights” Photostage is build on a basis of 32x32m, and has with it’s with the dome approx. 15m height – it is provided in 3 versions, Low-Prim (56 PRIMS), normal (110 PRIMS), and as highly detailed (146 PRIMS) if you got some extra prims to spare. :)
The included fountain has 4 prims, so you can rezz as many or none as you like within the stage.
Where are all our precious things?!
There has been a strange commotion this night at deviousMind sim, excited voices everywhere, press, flashlights… the exact circumstances are not quite certain; it might be, that the busy chiefs of police are too involved in investigations to issue a statement. It would seem, that all residents of said sim, so far known as a peaceful place, are still in shock about the deed of crime – or in possession of a knowledge they are not willing to share.
At any rate, investigations are going on. And help of everybody is needed.
Rumor has had it, that pretty things can soon be found… Now we have a date and are thrilled to announce our very first and own
starting at July 29th, 2011 until August 14th, 2011
at deviousMind sim!
This hunt is a collaboration of all our resident stores and you will find gifts from each of these:
(*chanimations, !dM deviousMind, Cupcakes & Poetry and our newest family member Captain’s Quarters!
A few of you “old timers” might be excited to hear that Captain’s Quarters and its super-talented creator Nathalia Parisi come finally back to the grid – and for those who don’t know this store from the past yet, you’re in for a treat of amazing furniture and prefabs and anything else that makes living in prims desireable.
And it wouldn’t be our crazy cupcake lady “as we know her”, if Elise Capalini from Cupcakes & Poetry hadn’t spent nights and nights in her bakery building to create you the perfectly sweet devious cake gift there could possibly be… but not telling yet :-D I’ll leave her the honor!
Of course there is also glam and feathers to be had with a new burlesque gift from !dM deviousBeauty and last but not least, something for your pose-stand by (*chanimations photography props and poses.
(of course, I will keep you updated in the next few days with all the news and snapshots for things you can hunt these two weeks)
And to top it all of:
The Joker Gift!
Somewhere in the sim (and trust me, it can be huge if you’re looking for something) will be exactly one big prize hidden – so if you’re lucky and with the right amount of intuition, you will be the new proud owner of a 5000,- L$ giftcard for (*chanimations and deviousMind soon!
The box will be different than the other hunt items, and I’ll do my best to make it as un-obvious as I can *evilgrin*. It wouldn’t be a joker if it was easy to find after all! ;-D
Every day that the joker has not been found, I will release a new hint to it’s location until one happy “sim chief investigator” disovers it! Good luck to you all! :-)