Whirling Dervish

 

My husband wasn’t here this weekend, he went to Konya(you can find more info down the page) for the exhibition about their business. And he brought me some nice little ceramic sculptures about sufi/dervish. And I loved them, especially the blue one. It is very new to see them in this colour. As my husband told that she was a young artist who created them. One of them is for hanging to the wall, especially this one captured me so much. But to be honest, photographically they are not so good, and it was not easy to take a perfect one, because of the shining of them. But I want to try once again. I just wanted to share with you, if you would like to interest with this.
http://www.mevlana.net/
About Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi

http://butterflywingsofnia.webs.com/whirlingdervish.htm
And there are some of my photographs that were taken a few years ago, at the historical and old train station, sufi musician and whirling Dervish just for tourists in the Istanbul.

“Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, idolater, worshiper of fire,
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, and come yet again.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kDtQ-b0D7M
Sufi whirling – Mevlana Festival in Konya

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One thought on “Whirling Dervish

  1. The blue is very similar to what was once produced by the Blue Mountain Pottery Company in Ontario, Canada. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountain_Pottery
    You did it again another memory of my mother and growing up. Thanks for the photos and the links. If you are not quite satisfied with the qualities of the photos, I like them as they are, try the virtualphotographer imaging software & plug-in.

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