Calligraphy is an ancient art of handwriting for which people took much pride in creating. This specific picture of a dancing man in traditional middle eastern garment consists of arab calligraphy.
Whirling whirling.. always whirling. Not "hooping," at all. And at the same time, there is overlap between the trance state of the dervishes and the flow state you can find in hooping.
Love is the bridge between you and everything - Rumi
Dervishes, postcard from early 1900s. Photographs of Iranian dervishes by Antoin Sevruguin.
Dervishes, perhaps Qalandryya Sufis.
Sufi Monk Kashmiri Bawa
Dr. Javad Nurbaksh (Nur 'Ali Shah), Master of the Nima'tullahi Sufi Order. Died 2008.
Sufism Pakistan Hmmm... another interesting Sufi. I adore getting to know people from other cultures. Total xenophile...
dispirits: A dervish from Uttar Pradesh, India. 1983. By Roland & Sabrina Michaud.
Portrait of a Mevlevi dervish. Istanbul, late 19th century.
Sufi Sheikh in front of the Dargah of Sabir Pir in Kaliyar, India
Ajmer Sarif, IndiaA Fakir - Muslim Sufi ascetic in Middle East and South Asia. The Faqirs were wandering Dervishes teaching Islam and living on alms.Pawel Bienkowski
Persian 1880-1890. Alexandre Roinashvili. Tbilisi History Museum Collection
Dervish from Qajar, Iran. Photographer - DmitriIvanovich Yermakov, around 1870s, #Persia #Iran #Islam #Sufism #Spirituality #Mysticism #God #Religion #Allah
Were it not for the excess of your talking and the turmoil in your hearts, you would see what I see and hear what I hear! — Muhammed Ibn 'Ali Ibn '
Karel Kýr- příběhy a publicistika: Dervišové a súfijci