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.
Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi
A red whirling dervish
Duch angels by Julien Oncete
Mevlana. I saw these whirling dervishes in Turkey. Mesmerizing.
Besmele-Semazen (ARABIC THE NAME OF ALLAH) SUBHANALLAH-BAREKALLAH-ELHAMDÜLİLLAH
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.
The whirling dervish #turkey
Islamic Sufi whirling dervishes
A Turkish artist's rendition of a Whirling Dervish