Whirling Dervishes. A Mevlevi Tariqa Dervish.

Whirling dervishes. Mevlevi Tariqa Dervish. Sufism. Historical Ottoman empire costume.

A Mevlevi Tariqa Dervish.

A Mevlevi Tariqa Dervish. Whirling Dervishes.

Historical Ottoman Empire officials and ethnic groups.

THE Dervishes, as was mentioned in Plate XXIV., are divided into thirty-two sects; and there is not perhaps one of them, of which the regulations or practices are more curious than those of the sect of Melewys. of which Djelal-ud-dinn Mewlwana (Dschalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi) was the founder. This sect is particularly distinguished by the singularity of their mode of dancing, which has nothing in common with the other societies. These dervishes also have peculiar prayers and practices. When they perform their exercises in public, it is generally in parties of nine, eleven, or thirteen persons. They first form a circle, and sing the first chapter of the Koran. The chief, or Scheik, then recites two prayers, which are immediately succeeded by the dance of the dervishes. They all leave their places and range themselves on the left of the superior, and advance towards him very slowly. When the first Dervish comes opposite the Scheik he makes a salutation, and, passing on, begins the dance. It consists of turning rapidly round upon the right foot with the arms widely extended.

Related to:

The costume of Turkey. Illustrated by a series of engravings; with descriptions in english. By Octavian Dalvimart. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer. Published in London, 1802.

Related:



  1. Suisse costumes nationaux
  2. Traditional French national costumes.
  3. Tyrolean national costumes 1835.
  4. Souvenir de L’Exposition Universelle de Vienne.
  5. Costumes of Japan and Java.
  6. The Peninsula war. Character, Costume in Portugal and Spain.
  7. Our islands and their people. Hawaii, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba.
  8. Costumes of all countries by Alexandre Lacauchie 1850s.
  9. Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide.
  10. The costume of Turkey. Ottoman Empire 18th century.
  11. Traditional Dutch national costumes.
  12. The Switzerland national costumes of 17th ‚18th, 19th century originals.
  13. Folk dresses from Norway, Dutch, Germany and Hungaria.
  14. Mexico by Carl Nebel 1836.
  15. Typical pictures of Indian Natives.
  16. The People of India
  17. Views of Darjeeling: With typical native portraits and groups.
  18. History of the Indian Tribes of North America of the Indian Tribes of North America
  19. Chinese sceneries in 19th century. by Thomas Allom.
  20. Provincial Russia. Costume and Culture.
  21. Costume of the Russian empire by Edward Harding.
  22. Serbian national costumes by Vladimir Kirin.
  23. Historical European costumes by Auguste Wahlen.
  24. The Highlanders of Scotland, 1870.
  25. Costumes and scenery of Afghanistan.
  26. Views of Darjeeling: With typical native portraits and groups.
  27. The dark continent. Africa, the landscape and the people 1931.
  28. Historical costumes from Africa, America and Oceania.
  29. Traditional folk costumes of Italy and France in 1821.
  30. The Serbs in the Adriatic. Their types and costumes 1870-1878.
Prayer rugs from Transylvania. 19th century.
Transylvanian prayer rugs. From Asia Minor. XVIIth century. Left one owned by Baron Charles K... Read more
17th Century • Middle East • Romania
Carpet
Traditional Egypt headdresses
Traditional Egypt headdresses. From "Full Peoples Gallery in images of all nations" by Friedrich ... Read more
1840 • 19th Century • Egypt • Headdresses • Middle East
Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche • Traditional Egyptian costume
A Janissary and a Merchant in Cairo. The Oriental Album.
A Janissary and a Merchant in Cairo. The Oriental Album. Characters, costumes, and modes of life... Read more
1850 • 19th Century • Egypt • Middle East • Military • Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire costumes • The Oriental Album • Traditional Arabian costumes
Fellah girl from Alexandria, Egypt in traditional dress.
Fellah girl from Alexandria, Egypt in traditional dress. Gallery: "Sheets for costume design: his... Read more
19th Century • Egypt • Middle East • Traditional
Lipperheide • Traditional Egyptian costume
Mummies of Ancient Egypt in a sarcophagus
Mummies of Ancient Egypt in a sarcophagus. The process of mummification. La galerie agréable du... Read more
Ancient • Egypt • Middle East • Nobility
Ancient Egypt clothing
Egyptian costumes in 1850. Bedouin, Slave girl and Egyptian woman.
Traditional Egyptian costumes in 1850. Young Bedouin musican, Female slave and Egyptian woman. A ... Read more
1850 • 19th Century • Egypt • Headdresses • Middle East • Traditional
Egypt • Traditional Egyptian costume
Ancient Egypt. Back of hunting. Necropolis of Thebes.
Ancient Egypt. Back of hunting. Necropolis of Thebes. Painting: Back of hunting (Necropolis of Th... Read more
Ancient • Egypt • Middle East
Ancient Egypt clothing
A Bedouin sheikh wearing burnoose.
A Bedouin sheikh wearing burnoose. An excellent example of the dark Caneasian type. From the boo... Read more
10s • 20th Century • Arabia • Middle East
Living Races of Mankind • Traditional Arabian costumes