Nurbanu Sultan (Ottoman Turkish: نور بانو سلطان, ca. 1525 – 7 December was the favourite consort and later wife of Sultan Selim II of the Ottoman Empire, mother of Sultan Murad III, and de facto co-ruler as the Valide Sultan for nine years from 1574 until
Suleiman allowed Hurrem Sultan to remain with him at court for the rest of her life, breaking another tradition - that when imperial heirs came of age, they would be sent along with the imperial concubine who bore them to govern remote provinces of the Empire, never to return unless their progeny succeeded to the throne.
Habit of an Ottoman lady of the grand seigniors seraglio, in the mid-16th century. Originally published in 1568 in Voyages and travels of N. de Nicholay Dauphinoys, seigneur D'Arfeville, valet de chambre and geographer to the king of France. (Photo credit: NYPL Digital Gallery)