♥ Antoniomora Chaman

CHAMAN, ANTONIO MORA (aka mylovt) ~ a Spanish artist who combines with talent portraits photographed in various landscapes.

Dervish. . “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

"Your love should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger; only to someone who has the valor and daring to cut pieces of their soul off with a knife, then weave them into a blanket to protect you.

A Dervish or Darvesh is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path or "Tariqah", who has taken vows of poverty & austerity. In this respect, Dervishes are most similar to mendicant friars in Christianity or Hindu/Buddhist/Jain sadhus. They first appeared in the 12th century; were noted for their wild or ecstatic rituals & were known as dancing, whirling, or howling dervishes according to the practice of their order. (Dervish Iran, early 20th century)

A Dervish or Darvesh is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path or…

Dervish, Photographer: Antoin Sevruguin, around 1901

Dervishes were a common subject for foreign photographers of the late Qajar period. These photographs helped to create and fed the stereotypes of exotic Easterners, but nevertheless they are useful historical records of the period.

A young Persian dervish holding a tabar (axe), by Antoin Sevruguin, 1830-1933.

A young Persian dervish holding a tabar (axe), by Antoin Sevruguin,

Howling Dervishes-Rifayah Order-1883

“Howling dervishes” (members of the Rifayah order)

Dervishes were a common subject for foreign photographers of the late Qajar period. These photographs helped to create and fed the stereotypes of exotic Easterners, but nevertheless they are useful historical records of the period.  | Antoin Sevruguin | Photographs of Iranian dervishes by Antoin Sevruguin are mostly taken around 1900 to 1905.

Dervishes were a common subject for foreign photographers of the late Qajar period. These photographs helped to create and fed the stereotypes of exotic Easterners, but nevertheless they are useful historical records of the period.

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