A set of pictures from the just concluded Turkish Fest at Delhi

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. twobitwo says:

    Thanks for sharing, it’s great to see such lovely scenes of culture & customs from Turkey!

  2. wanderfool says:

    Thanks! The whirling dervishes were really a treat for Delhiites who’ve never seen such a performance in the city.

  3. Hey! Thank you for visiting my blog! I share your fascination for Delhi, good luck with your project!

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

  4. Naushirvan says:

    Nice pictures! Delhi’s Turkish connection is being revived after all these centuries. This city has had many turkic rulers and was home to many Turkish scholars.
    Marbled paper is called ‘abri kaaghaz'( lit. cloud-paper) in Farsi/Urdu. Its use was prevalent in Mughal India mainly for miniature paintings and calligraphy.

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thank you for the additional info- had no idea about the “abri kaaghaz”, very interesting!

  5. Lovely pics!! Have read a lot about the whirling dervishes of Turkey, but have never seen them in action. Must have been quite an experience!!

    Would love to visit this fair sometime. Is it held annually, or was it a once-in-a-time thing?

    1. wanderfool says:

      This was probably a one time thing, though I wouldn’t be surprised if they go for it again. Basically it was a venture by Turkish Tourism, and by the looks of it I think it was quite a success. The food was all gone by the time we reached 😦

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