Rumi’s Tomb

Posted on Nov 25, 2014

Rumi's Tomb

Title: Rumi’s Tomb
Price: $350.00
Size: 7 x 10 inches
Medium: watercolor on 140 lb.archival paper
Location & Date: Konya, Turkey in the Fall 2014
George’s Painting Note: This tomb is spectacular. It was built to house the body of Rumi, poet and the founder of a Dervish sect. The followers of Rumi are buried there in their uniquely designed tombs. That night we went to see a performance of the Whirling Dervishes, who whirl as a form of meditation. Their flowing robes and circular motions which lasted about 30 minutes caused me to think about religion in a new way.