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Item ID: 182625  
  

Egypt Old Postcard Howling Whirling Dancing Dervishes, Prayers Dancers Musicians

Vintage Colour Old Postcard. Africa Egypt, Egyptian Muslim. Religious Dance. Dancers. Musicians. Ethnic Life. Prayer. Priere des Derviches tournants. Howling Dervishes, Whirling Dervishes, Dancing Dervishes. Prayer Prayers, Dancers, Musicians.

Series No: 7992
Faults: Light marks & spots
Background: Dervish refers to members of Sufi Muslim ascetic religious Tarika, known for their extreme poverty and austerity, similar to mendicant friars. As Sufi practitioners, dervishes were known as a source of wisdom, medicine, poetry, enlightenment, and witticisms. The whirling dance that is proverbially associated with dervishes, is the practice of the Mevlevi Order in Turkey, and is just one of the physical methods used to try to reach religious ecstasy (majdhb, fana). This practice, though not intended as entertainment, has become a tourist attraction in Turkey.

Price:£9.99€12.99US$13.69

Egypt Old Postcard Howling Whirling Dancing Dervishes, Prayers Dancers Musicians


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