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Item ID: 158768  
  

Egypt Turkey Old Postcard WHIRLING DERVISHES Prayers Dancers Musicians Turkish

Vintage Colour Old Postcard. Egypt Egyptian Turkey Turkish. Muslim. Religious. Dancers. Musicians. Prayers. Ethnic Life. Priere des Derviches tournants. Whirling Dervishes. Dancers, Musicians.

Faults: Creases at right
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 Turkey Old Postcard WHIRLING DERVISHES Prayers Dancers Musicians Turkish


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