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Dervich Collection

Background imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich Collection: Persian Dervish in Chechnya

Persian Dervish in Chechnya. Date: circa 1905

Background imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich Collection: Sufi Sheikh - Turkish

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

Background imageDervich Collection: Damascus, Syria - Dervish Street

Damascus, Syria - Dervish Street Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDervich 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 imageDervich Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Mevlevidon (Mevlevi Dervish) Cemetery

Thessaloniki, Greece - Mevlevidon (Mevlevi Dervish) Cemetery
Thessaloniki, Greece - Turkish cemetery of the Mevlevidon (Mevlevi Dervish) teke. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDervich Collection: Islamic School and Dervishes

Islamic School and Dervishes
Young boys and girls studying at an Islamic School and a pair of Dervishes. Date: 1905

Background imageDervich Collection: Mevlevi Dervishes and Fishermen, Istanbul, Turkey

Mevlevi Dervishes and Fishermen, Istanbul, Turkey Date: 1897

Background imageDervich Collection: Dervishes, Barber, Water Carriers, Fishmonger, Istanbul

Dervishes, Barber, Water Carriers, Fishmonger, Istanbul
Mevlevi Dervishes, Barber, Water Carriers, Fishmonger, Istanbul, Turkey. Date: 1895

Background imageDervich Collection: Dervish Mosque, Damascus, Syria

Dervish Mosque, Damascus, Syria. Date: circa 1908

Background imageDervich 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 imageDervich Collection: Dervish Meeting House - Thessaloniki, Greece

Dervish Meeting House - Thessaloniki, Greece
Dervish Tekke (Meeting House) on Rue Ignatia at Thessaloniki, Greece. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich Collection: Constantinople - Young child practising whirling

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

Background imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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 imageDervich 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



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