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Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1790 from
Vol. II Folio 50. Mevlevi dervish
Derviche Mevlevu qui se tourne.
Mevlevi dervish wearing the tall pale brown hat of the mevlevi order (sekke-i şerif). Yellow jacket, blue blouse, voluminous skirt billowing out as he turns, one hand (palm uppermost) raised to Heaven, the other pointing at the ground. Bare feet.
British Museum. Registration number: 1974,0617,0.12.2.50
Previously owned by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez
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See a very similar Mevlevi, or Whirling Dervish in Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey, circa 1809
See a very similar Mevlevi dervish in THE COSTUME OF TURKEY, 1802