Kaftan fragment, originally forming the back of a child's collarless and short sleeved garment, of silk brocade or kemca woven with a design of eight-pointed stars with central tulip motifs: Turkey, Ottoman, late 10th - early 11th centruy AH / late 16th - early 17th century AD
Dervishes in Egypt. The Mevlevi are a Sufi order founded in 1273 by the followers of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi after his death. The centre of the order was at Konya in present day Turkey, where Rumi is buried. They are commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). During the Ottoman period, the Mevlevi spread into in the Balkans, Syria and Egypt.