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STORIES of ROOMS

EMİNE HATUN – 1405

EMİNE HATUN – 1405

The wife of Celebi Mehmed, Emine Sultan, sleeps on a bed made of al-colored satin … Her face is happy like the sunshine… Her bed is covered with silk blankets and decorated with precious stones… the thick and red velvet curtains which are embossed with gilded silver thread are hanging from the windows … smell of roses and carnations in the flashy warm air of the room…The gazelle-eyed girl of Dulkadiroğlu Mehmed has been placed to this room after the birth of Prince Murat in Amasya …
In the year of 1404, spring and midnight … Candles are turned out, but the great golden candlestick is still  burning … Two tired concubines are sleeping in the shakedown in the room… The voice of the water from the large pond from the outside is heard every where…
Emine Sultan is too excited to sleep … Her hennaed hair is on her shoulders on a shawl… She has leaned against her feather pillow and started to dream about her desire  … Occasionally she cast a furtive glance at little Murat while he was sleeping wrapped into the yellow  swaddling clothes… She is dreaming the days that he has become the sultan of the sultanate … She thinks about the power that tehy will gain by this innocent child…In this pink dream, her heart is far away and dating back to the magnificient palace located in the first capital of the Ottoman Empire…