Whirling Dervishes – Sema

What is Sema dance?

Sema literally means universe. The dance focuses on the inner spirit; a way to connect with God or feel the presence of Him all around. The dervishes wear conical hats, white tunics , short jackets and dervish leather shoes (Kamarchin).

Dervish shoes are handcrafted from calfskin leather. It is indoor shoes worn by whirling dervishes in the whirling show.

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