17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
turn sema up

Are the dervishes who maintain the philosophy of Mevlevi today by turning and performing their turns without perspiring, without turning their heads and without winding The Sikke worn by the whirling dervish symbolizes his tombstone. the cardigan he wore on his shoulder represents his grave. The tenure, which he wears as a vest, symbolizes the dead. Right hands up, left hands down. "I take it from the Creator and give it to the people." says.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: istanbul, Turkey
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Bekir Yesiltas