What the Braavosi Courtesan the Merling Queen might wear on her pleasure barge. Spring/Summer 2007 Haute Couture, Jean Paul Gaultier.
The Merling Queen is a famed Courtesan in Braavos, known for her beauty and the mermaids that attend to her and carry her veil and hair. The Mermaids are young maids in the blush of their first flowering. During Arya Stark’s servitude to the Many-Faced God the Kindly Man offers Arya the opportunity to become one of the Merling Queen’s mermaids but she declines.
“The snow drifted down and down, all in ghostly silence, and lay thick and unbroken on the ground. It was a place of whites and blacks and greys. White towers and white snow and white statues, black shadows and black trees, the dark grey sky above. A pure world, Sansa thought. I do not belong here. Yet she stepped out all the same.”