Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904)
“Dervishes in holiday costumes. Tashkent” (1869-1870)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
A dervish is a member of a Muslim (specifically Sufi) religious order who has taken vows of poverty and austerity. Their focus is on the universal values of love and service, deserting the illusions of ego to reach God.
Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan.