A Dervish with one hand up

A Dervish with one hand up


This is a Sufi mystic ritual – rotating like a planet around its own axis – it is called the Sama.
Dates back to the XI century. The origination of Sama is credited to the great poet – mystic of the East – Jal?l ad-D?n Muhammad Rumi, the Sufi master and creator of the Mevlevis, or simply known as Rumi (the Master).  The right hand transfers the cosmic energy through the heart, the left takes it to the ground. The meaning is meditation in motion, conviction in the Unity, humility, purification and awakening as well as burning in love. The rotation is done around the heart – the “center of the body” in the counterclockwise direction. Full realization and unity between subject and object is achieved after much practice and through different degrees of purification of the heart of the mystic – traveler salik. Sufi profess the religion of love.

The product is available in four sizes and can be ordered glazed or matt:

1) size: 18x18x19cm/ 7,1 x 7,1 x 7,5 in – weight: 500 gr

2) size: 13x13x14 cm/ 5,1 x 5,1 x 5,5 in – weight: 390 gr

3) size: 11x11x12 cm/ 4,3 x 4,3 x 4,7 in – weight: 200 gr

4) size: 10x10x11 cm/ 3,9 x 3,9 x 4,3 in – weight: 150 gr

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Product Description

Porcelain is a type of ceramic, but is much harder than it. It is produced from kaolin (white clay), quartz (silica) and feldspar. Non-porous and impervious to liquids and gas porcelain has a specific light radiance and when tapped gives a characteristic high and clear sound.
The production of porcelain began in China in the VII-the century.

Porcelain is one of the most important Chinese inventions that changed the lifestyle of people and that has been held in deep secrecy for centuries under the threat of death sentence. Following Marco Polo ‘s journey to China in Europe for the first time appeared some very beautiful pottery ware from unknown material that quickly became very valuable to the aristocracy . Alchemist Johann Buettger at one of his many attempts accidentally produced some material that turned out to be the first European porcelain. In the following year (1710) in Meissen opened the first European porcelain factory.

Today we distinguish three main types of porcelain: hard, soft and bone china.

My art pieces are made of porcelain mass.
They are either glazed or matt depending on whether additional glazing has been applied.