Arabic Art, Charcoal Drawing, Calligraphy Art, Gourd Art, Sufi, Islamic Art, String Art, Whirling Dervish, Ballet Dance

Dervishes, postcard from early 1900s. Photographs of Iranian dervishes by Antoin Sevruguin.

Dervishes, postcard from early Photographs of Iranian dervishes by Antoin Sevruguin. The one on the left is holding a cresent shaped tabar (axe).

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ― Rumi (Artist: Gülcan Karadağ) ..*

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.

Wandering Dervishes, Bukhara 1901?

Wandering Dervishes, Bukhara 1901?

Dervish-Kadiri, Dervishes dancing before a group of Muslim Saints, The San Diego Museum of Art

Dervish-Kadiri, Dervishes dancing before a group of Muslim Saints, The San Diego Museum of Art

Yogini in a Deccan Landscape. early 17th century. Islamic. Ink, Opaque…

The world’s first exhibition devoted to yoga-inspired art is at the Smithsonian. Turns out fierce, flying yoginis didn’t wear stretch pants.

Syed Muhammad Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki

Syed Muhammad Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki

Page with calligraphy and drawing of man seated under tree | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Page with calligraphy and drawing of man seated under tree Persian Safavid century Object Place: Iran

Sufi saint Sultan Ibrahim bin Adham (who relied on meditation and solitude d.776-77) visited by angels bearing gifts of food and drink. Provincial Mughal at Awadh,  India 18th C.. Opaque watercolor with gold on wasli.

Sufi saint Sultan Ibrahim bin Adham (who relied on meditation and solitude visited by angels bearing gifts of food and drink. Provincial Mughal at Awadh, India C. Opaque watercolor with gold on wasli.

the mistyc riding on a puma 16s bustan saadi

Masterpieces of Persian Miniature -Story of the Mistic riding on a leopard - “Bustan” by great poet “Saadi” صاحب دلی بر پلنگی سوار - از کتاب بوستان و گلستان

Ibrahim ibn Adham c. 718 – c. 782 / AH c. 100 – c. 165, was one of the most prominent of the early ascetic Sufi saints. The story of his conversion is one of the most celebrated in Sufi legend, as that of a prince renouncing his throne and choosing asceticism closely echoing the legend of Gautama Buddha.Sufi tradition ascribes to Ibrahim countless acts of righteousness, and his humble lifestyle, which contrasted sharply with his early life as the king of Balkh (itself an earlier center of…

Sufi saint Sultan Ibrahim bin Adham (who relied on meditation and solitude visited by angels bearing gifts of food and drink. Provincial Mughal at Awadh, India C. Opaque watercolor with gold on wasli.

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