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Juleidah by hello-magpie Juleidah by hello-magpie
"My name is Juleidah for my coat of skins
my eyes are weak, my sight is dim
my ears are deaf, I cannot hear
I care for no one far or near."

Pen and watercolor on illustration board. This is an illustration for an Arabic/Indian variant of the somewhat obscure fairytale called "Princess Many-furs", "Catskin" or "Donkeyskin"... this version is called "The Princess in the Suit of Leather". It's a great story and if you're interested in reading it, I'm pretty sure you can get it online. The little rhyme above is what Juleidah says when anyone asks her anything (it's all a lie...she can hear and see you just fine). She's holding a golden ring which is important to the story.

I think Juleidah is a beautiful name.
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Phisisturae Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Writer
I absolutely adore this, having read it in a book of fairytales a long time ago, I really think you pictured it really well.
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breadandcoal Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
gorgeous
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deadrosesgrow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i love the furs they almost look so real u can touch them.
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