Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1790 from
Costumes Turcs
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