cvi019-020S10

waha waha wahey

Seriously though, it’s pretty cool how Ayse is the boss lady for her business. Such a thing is possible and even accepted in this kind of society (though due to lack of detailed documentation of ordinary Osmanli life (lots for royalty!!) it can go the other way as well, but it’s generally ambiguous). On a related note, the Prophet’s wife Khadijah (pbut) was a renowned businesswoman as well, and he was something like her employee, so there’s justification, at least in scripture, for the existence and possibility of this kind of relationship.

There is some nuance between Zeynel and Ayse’s professional relationship, but basically they are co-founders/owners of this carpet business. Both of them are carpet merchants, but Zeynel does the selling and ‘going out to other places to propose a contract with carpet producers’, while Ayse manages everything else, and filling up gaps when Zeynel is away. If you ask them though, Zeynel would say Ayse is THE business. He’s just her helper. Sure is a fun fact!!

3 thoughts on “cvi019-020S10

  1. They’re so cute together and Zeynel needs to PUT THE LAMB DOWN YA ALLAH I’M GETTING A NOSEBLEED AT ALL THIS CUTE LOOKIT THE TINY FLUFFBALL SO UPRIGHT AND DOCILE IN HIS ARMS UGH

  2. I love the way you use architecture in the art to serve as panels– it’s so subtle and flows so well! That’s what’s really blowing me away in these pages, you’re so innovative but it never feels forced, it’s so natural!

    Also I’m just delighted to see all these women in the picture, living their lives–it makes the space feel so real!

    (Side note, I’m loving the particular perspective you’re using in this– the diamond floor pattern really makes it clear. I’ve currently forgotten the word for it, oh no! But I bet you know exactly what I mean…)

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