Sufi semazens in Mevlevi ritual. The theme of Rumi's thought, like that of other mystic and Sufi poets, is essentially that of the concept of union with his beloved – from which/whom he has been cut off and become aloof – and his longing and desire to restore it.
Konya..i've seen them when i was a child.. so amazing!!
Dervish, Ismail Acar Collection 2012, Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey by Remzsinas, via Flickr