A bed slave was selected as a night companion for the sheik
after his girls had belly danced and cavorted before him.
This is sapphira's first night in the harem and she
is fortunate to have arrived in time to join celebration of the sheik's
birthday. Here she sees for the first time bejeweled pierced nipples, slave
girls seductively dancing, and the choosing of a bed slave.
This is what sapphira had to say:
As I gazed into the room from my vantage point, an undeniable scene from
the Arabian Nights unfolded before my eyes. I was enthralled. Here was a
gathering of houri, each hanging on every word and gesture of
a handsome and authoritative man, waiting for his commands, and eager
to please. Two bare breasted girls sat on the floor, one on each side
of him, leaning lightly against his legs. Possibly twins,
Possibly twins, certainly related—my cynical mind thinking, “matched
pair of bookends.”
Rings and dangling jewels graced nipples and ears, dark eyes flashed beneath
gold sprinkled eyelids, necklaces swung about elegant necks. Taut bellies
held brilliants tightly, and ankle bells and bracelets tinkled their
beguiling tune. Sparkling bindi spaced along eye-lines gave shape
and size to the eyes, with a line curving back from the corners adding an
exotic Cleopatra look…and I saw the glitter of bindi in other
places, places where I never expected to see the glitter of jewels.
cholis and short sheer skirts, proudly worn and parted with deliberate
carelessness, replaced the afternoon dress of harem pants and thickly
embroidered cholis that I had earlier seen the women wearing in the courtyard.
Now, loose diaphanous cholis cascaded over hazily outlined breasts, their draped
smoothness disturbed only by the thrust of protruding nipples, and anyone with
more than half an eye could see that nothing but woman was under the sheer
The picture is from an old French
postcard considered very risque at the time.