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Khanum Sevindik Begotoglu of Steppe Federation by Gambargin Khanum Sevindik Begotoglu of Steppe Federation by Gambargin
This Drawing is Outdated - Please see the Updated version in the Gallery Folder of Women Warriors of Historically Wrong Sketch Series: Medieval Revisited

See:Sevindik Khanum of Desht-i Yurtubi (Cuman-Kypchak) by Gambargin

A sketch of Steppe Female warrior in the historically wrong sketch series, based on the Eurasian Steppe Tribes, such as the Cumans,Kipchaks, Penchenegs, Tatars and Magyars. I decided to draw the steppe women warrior after my colleague asked me if there's anything else that i have studied besides mongols, europeans, arabs and asians.

The steppe people of Eurasia, composed mostly of Turkic Tribal Federations (Cumans/Kipchacks,/Tatars), dominated the great steppe that stretches from present day Moldavia to Siberia. Much like their Mongolian brethren, they were expert horsemen and lived a nomadic lifestyle. Much of their historical account did not survive today, and some of their language were already extinct before the 20th century.

In my opinion, it can be said that not many of the steppe warriors (except for Mongolians) are depicted in artistically, in comparison to the more common European knights, oriental warriors or East Asian fighters. Unless you're talking about the Huns, but then again, would be an entirely different story.

In this sketch, Khanum Sevindik is the wife of the Khan of the Begotoglu clan of the steppe federation. She drawn with a stylized-almost-fictional Cuman attires, with the addition of mail underneath her padded clothing and scale gauntlet. This was done to give a strike contrast to the more heavily armored female warriors I've drawn so far.

Derived from the Original Sketch of Female Steppe Warrior

Inspired by the Music Enkh: Jargal - Great Eagle Dance…
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
klmsilgi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
great,  again and again...
Moonchosen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LookingKeiko Ayano (Blush Overload) [V1]  for this details... Wonderful work!! Heart - Free 
Gambargin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :D
Moonchosen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hawkeye Welcome PLZ !! Squish Hug 
ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love steppe warrior-women :)
Gambargin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
yeap, me too! I love their short-of independent lifestyle as well, makes them unique amongst all the other I've studied so far.
xelianthought Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Awesome piece! 
joolita Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Do you think the horns at the side of her head are made with her own hair or is it a wig or some decorative strands? I love the design of the tunic it makes her look very feminine, even though she is wearing armour and holding weapons :)
Gambargin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Wah, sorry for the late reply.

The horns, as far as I'm concerned would probably be ornamental wigs or decorative strand, something similar to the Mongolian Court Headdress won by the Nobles.…

And thanks for the compliment, as always :)
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