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Islamic Calligraphy, Calligraphy Art, Whirling Dervish, Islamic Patterns, Sufi, Islamic Art, Turkey, Pyrography, Dancers

Sufi

“They (the Sufis) have been the strictest adherents to the sacred law, but they have a wonderful principle: that is be hard on yourself and be gentle with other people.

Turkish Tea

~ This article describes Turkish tea ritual, preparation, and why loose leaves are preferable to tea bags.

Embroidered Fabric, 1861 (Sultan Abdulaziz'in Tahta Çıkışı Anısına Yapılmış Sırma İşlemeli Bir Pano)

Embroidered square velvet panel, Late-Ottoman, 'Goldwork' in 'Maraş işi'-technique. With the 'tuğra' (official seal) of Sultan Abdulaziz in the center.

Turkish lucky charms ( nazar boncugu )

It is common in the Turkish culture to give a gift of a blue nazar Boncugu (nazar boncuk) or the evil eye bead as it is more widely known.

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