We made up a party one Friday to visit the Dancing Dervishes, at their pretty little white marble mosque at Pera.
This prelate is receiving the homage of a Greek peasant, who kisses the ground before he applies his lips to the bishop’s hand.
To the south-east of the Roman Agora is the octagonal Tower of the Eight Winds; the Clepsydra of Andronikos Kyrrheste described by Vitruviu.
Greeks, Turks, and Albanians are then seen mingled together; and while the variegated diversity of their costumes gratifies the eye of the beholder.
This tower has been converted into a Semà-Khanés or chapel for the religious dance called Semà, which is performed every Friday within its walls by an order of dancing dervishes.
Sclaveni male costume in 1760, 18th century.
Historical Turkish male and female costumes from the european part of the Ottoman Empire. The costume history by Auguste Racinet, 1888.
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Kurds with gun from Turkey in 19th century. Kurde. Asie. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
Imam from Turkey in 19th century. Ottoman Empire. Iman. Turquie.