[EDITORIAL NOTE: as much I love this piece for it's own merits, I'd also like to point out that I drew this three years ago and no longer consider it to be a valid attempt at a historical Jasmine! I have plans to redo it one way or the other, just stepping in to make that clear for the time being. ]
Okay, these are getting more and more complicated, but this one was fun
Let's be frank- Aladdin
is hardly an exercise in historical accuracy. Combine that with Claire knowing veeeery little about historical* Middle Eastern clothing before starting on Jasmine, and you've got yourself a few days of research before digging into this thing.
It took some effort to track down some midriff-baring outfits but BY GEORGE I DID, thank you Persian fashion plates. I now know what sirwal
are called (besides Hammer pants), and that Persian women wore some pretty sweet little jackets that I wish I owned.
OH ALSO I DREW A KITTY
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*seemed silly to say "pre-Islamic" when I ended up researching pre- and post-Islamic fashion.