Dervishes of Prizren 41

53 more in collection Prizren's Dervish Fakirs: The Newroz in Kosovo

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Prizren, Kosovo. Rufaì sekt. Fakir dervishes celebrating the Newroz (Nevruz), the beginning of the new year with fakirism rituals. A dervish with his huge pin self-piercing. He put the pin against his flank, then throw himself to the ground onto the pin, so it goes deep inside of his body. The pin is a symbol of courage and the piercing demonstrated that the dervishes are brave.