The dance of the dervishes at the Tower of the Winds in Athens, which was used as a tekije (dervish lodge). Sixteen ostrich eggs hang from the ceiling to avert the evil eye. A depiction of the final stage of the whirling dervishes' ritual: The two main dancers whirl while holding each other by the sash. In green, wearing a white turban, the Sheich or head of the Dervishes, who animates the dancers with his voice and by playing the tambour.
Dance of the Derwisches in the Tower of the Winds.
DODWELL, Edward. Views in Greece, from Drawings by Edward Dodwell Esq. F.S.A &c., London, Rodwell and Martin, 1819.
Social sphere and everyday life
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