W. S. Gilbert refers to the “Grace of an odalisque on a divan” in Colonel Calverley’s song “If You Want A Receipt For That Popular Mystery” from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Patience.
In popular use, the word odalisque also may refer to a mistress, concubine or paramour of a wealthy man.
During the 19th century, odalisques became common fantasy figures in the artistic movement known as Orientalism, being featured in many erotic paintings from that era.
By the later 19th century, Turkish writers such as Melek Hanum used the word odalisque to refer to slave-concubines when writing in English:
If any lady possesses a pretty-looking slave, the fact soon gets known. The gentlemen who wish to buy an odalisque or a wife, make their offers. Many Turks, indeed, prefer to take a slave as a wife, as, in such case, there is no need to dread fathers, mothers, or brothers-in-law, and other undesirable relations
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The Ring of O is a specially designed ring which has been worn as a distinctive mark among BDSM practitioners, mainly in continental Europe — and especially the German-speaking countries — since the 1990s. Its use is relatively widespread within this subculture. Its name derives from the name of the central female character in the classic BDSM novel Story of O (written by Pauline Réage), who was a sex slave and wore an analogous ring.
dievca ran into something interesting during the final day of the PRINTEMPS summer sale.
AGATHA Jewelry with a subtle BDSM theme. Not on Soldes but not too dear, either.
The pieces looked well made.
* Silver toned metal
* Velvet ribbon woven through
* Lobster claw clasp
* Made in Italy
* 22″ including extender
* 2013 Collection
* Great condition
I thought I should respond by flashing back in my Moschino Pin-Up Raincoat.
Hmmm, lingerie or sans lingerie…
Oscar Wilde —
‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.’
dievca wants to be That Lady.
The lovely one on the train in Copenhagen.
The one who looks like she has it together.
The one who has personality.
In particular, dievca is in lust over her ring:
Isn’t it lovely?
So dievca started on a quest to recreate the ring. she contacted the Dark Gem Dom to see if he could identify what type of stone was in the Lady’s ring. And if he could help dievca buy a stone. The Gem Dom made some excellent suggestions for purchasing a rough stone and, as an accomplished gemcutter, He made time to facet the stone for dievca.
With the apartment move, dievca’s Parents having challenges and Life in general, the gorgeous gem was set to the side — but dievca has been collecting gold. 14K earrings that lost a mate, 14K broken bracelets and chains – whatever she can find in 14K yellow gold from her jewelry box and friends. she’s getting to the point where she has enough to send the gem, the gold and the photo to a jewelery maker friend. Woo Whooo!
A huge “Thank You” to the Dark Gem Dom for the help and the beautiful work.
If you want to connect with Him, send dievca a note. She’ll work on it. XO
The jewelry which could be considered lingerie.
Body Chains are a type of jewelry worn around the neck, chest and wrapped around the waist embellishing the assets like a piece of lingerie. They are often made of silver or gold and they highlight the breasts, cleavage and waist in a subtle way. The chains cause people to look closer.
The chains seem to be versions of the Kamarband/Udiyanam, which is a type of body jewelry worn around the waist, originating in India.
So, are they sexy or not worth the time?
Bound by You.