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Darvish Collection

Background imageDarvish Collection: Wandering Uzbek Dervishes from Samarkand

Wandering Uzbek Dervishes from Samarkand. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Bukhara Dervish from Uzbekistan

Bukhara Dervish from Uzbekistan. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Persian Dervish - Paris Exhibition

Persian Dervish - Paris Exhibition
Persian Dervish at the Paris Exposition in 1900. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Two Whirling Dervishes with musicians

Two Whirling Dervishes with musicians. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Konya - Mosque & Turbe (burial building) of Rumi

Konya - Mosque & Turbe (burial building) of Rumi. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Iranian Wandering Dervish

Iranian Wandering Dervish. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Turkey. Whirling Derviches. Mevlevi Order

Turkey. Whirling Derviches. Mevlevi Order
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Whirling Derviches. Mevlevi Order. The whirling dervishes were founded by Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). Engraving by Lemaitre, Vernier and Monnin

Background imageDarvish Collection: Persian Dervishes

Persian Dervishes. Darwesh or Dervish, as it is known in European languages, refers to members of Sufi Muslim ascetic religious Tariqahs - tariket

Background imageDarvish Collection: Bektashi Dervish at Tangiers, Morocco

Bektashi Dervish at Tangiers, Morocco. Founder of the Bektashi order was Hajji Bektash Wali (1209 - 1271) - is today a renowned figure in the history and culture of both Ottoman Empire

Background imageDarvish Collection: Provincial Dervish

Provincial Dervish. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Turkish Dervish

Turkish Dervish
A Turkish Dervish. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Pipe-smoking Syrian Dervish with fantastic hairstyle

Pipe-smoking Syrian Dervish with fantastic hairstyle. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Persian Dervish in Chechnya

Persian Dervish in Chechnya. Date: circa 1905

Background imageDarvish Collection: Wandering Dervish and a Derivish who gives out water

Wandering Dervish and a Derivish who gives out water
Constantinople - Wandering Dervish and a Derivish who gives out free water. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Seated Iranian Dervish Group

Seated Iranian Dervish Group
Seated group of Iranian (Persian) Dervishes. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Ottoman Empire - Dervish Sheikh

Ottoman Empire - Dervish Sheikh. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Kalendar Dervish & Dervish

Kalendar Dervish & Dervish
Kalendar Dervishes & Dervish. A Kalendar Dervish is of the Kalendari, who are a loosely knit order of wandering Dervishes who stretch throughout the Middle East

Background imageDarvish Collection: Persian Dervish with sword and begging bowl

Persian Dervish with sword and begging bowl. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Wandering Dervish - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wandering Dervish - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sahin (Sajahin) a Wandering Dervish from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageDarvish Collection: Dervish Meeting House at Eskisehir, Turkey

Dervish Meeting House at Eskisehir, Turkey
Dervish Meeting House (Tekke) at Eskisehir, Turkey. In Latin it was known as Dorylaeum. Founded by the Phrygians in c.1000 BC

Background imageDarvish Collection: Whirling Derviches - Constantinople

Whirling Derviches - Constantinople. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Salonica - Group of Whirling Dervishes with ney player

Salonica - Group of Whirling Dervishes with ney player and Koranic reciter (reader). The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Constantinople - Whirling Dervish Group

Constantinople - Whirling Dervish Group with ney players, zither player and Koranic reciter. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Ney player - Salonica - Mevlevi Dervish

Ney player - Salonica - Mevlevi Dervish
Ney player - Salonica. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Dervishes young and old with ney player - Smyrna

Dervishes young and old with ney player - Smyrna. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Mevlevi Whirling Dervish turning

Mevlevi Whirling Dervish turning. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Whirling Dervishes - young and old

Whirling Dervishes - young and old (Constantinople). The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Caucasus, Young Circassian Dervishes with ney player

Caucasus, Young Circassian Dervishes with ney player. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Ottoman Empire - Dervish Musicians

Ottoman Empire - Dervish Musicians - including two ney players, a zither player and Koranic reader (seated on beautiful carpet). The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: The Dervishes of Aleppo with ney player

The Dervishes of Aleppo with ney player
The Dervishes of Aleppo, Syria with ney player. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Three Mevlevi Dervishes outside ancient buildings

Three Mevlevi Dervishes outside ancient buildings
Balkans - Three Mevlevi Dervishes outside ancient buildings. Elaborate decorative doors. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Constantinople - Young child practising whirling

Constantinople - Young child practising whirling with Father playing the Ney. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: North African Dervishes (French Exhibition)

North African Dervishes (French Exhibition)
North African Dervishes displaying at a French Exhibition. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Medressa (religious school) & 2 Mevlevi Dervishes

Medressa (religious school) & 2 Mevlevi Dervishes
Medressa (religious school - studying Koran) and two Mevlevi Dervishes. The Sheikh holds a tesbih (string of 99 prayer beads). Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Turkish ney player (Mevlevi Dervish)

Turkish ney player (Mevlevi Dervish)
Turkish Ney player. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Salonica - Mevlevi Mosque (Meyla-Hani)

Salonica - Mevlevi Mosque (Meyla-Hani)
Salonica - Mevlevi Mosque (Mayla-Hani). The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Whirling Dervishes with instruments - Urfa

Whirling Dervishes with instruments - Urfa
Whirling Dervishes with instruments, a sheikh, children and men in uniform at Urfa (Orfa), Turkey (formerly Edessa, Mesopotamia - the birthplace of Abraham)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Konya - Rumis Mosque and Tomb Complex

Konya - Rumis Mosque and Tomb Complex from Dervish Graveyard and the Azize Mosque. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Religious ceremony at Tomb of Rumi (Konya)

Religious ceremony at Tomb of Rumi (Konya)
Rare postcard showing a religious ceremony at Tomb of Rumi (Konya), with Dervishes, officials and Dervishes in military uniform (left). The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Egypt - Group of Mevlevi Dervishes

Egypt - Group of Mevlevi Dervishes with ney players and drummer. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Whirling Dervish - Constantinople (portrait)

Whirling Dervish - Constantinople (portrait). The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Egypt - Mevlevi Dervish Sheikh (portrait)

Egypt - Mevlevi Dervish Sheikh (portrait). The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Salonica - Dervish Ablution Fountain outside Mosque

Salonica - Dervish Ablution Fountain outside Mosque
Salonica - Dervish Ablution Fountain outside the Mosque. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Group of Mevlevi Dervishes - Istanbul - with children

Group of Mevlevi Dervishes - Istanbul - with children
Group of Mevlevi Dervishes - Istanbul (Constantinople) - with childrenThe Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Two ney-playing Dervishes practising

Two ney-playing Dervishes practising
Two ney playing Dervishes practising, wearing Fez hats. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet

Background imageDarvish Collection: Syria - Aleppo - Dervish Tekke (Meeting House)

Syria - Aleppo - Dervish Tekke (Meeting House) - Sheikh Bakr. The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia). This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Mosque & Tomb of Rumi

Mosque & Tomb of Rumi
Mosque buildings incorporating the Tomb of Rumi in Konya. Also the Minaret and Medressa (Religious school). The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia)

Background imageDarvish Collection: Mevlevi Dervishes - The Sema (Constantinople)

Mevlevi Dervishes - The Sema (Constantinople)
The Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Konia) - The Sema. This Dervish order was founded in memory of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) - mystic and poet



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