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A vintage cast brass spork featuring Rumi, the founder of the Mevlevi order. Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi master who lived in central Anatolia to establish the Mevlevi order of the whirling dervishes (or semazens). The medal depicts him in his well known image, contemplating spiritual evolution.

It is 7.5'' long (19 cm) and the end with the tines measures 1.8'' wide at its widest (4.5 cm).

It weighs 2.8 oz (80 gr). There is a simple metal ring hanger at the back for wall hanging.

The metal is tarnished, particularly the handle is darkened and discolored. There are surface scratches on both sides. The object needs a cleaning and would benefit from polishing.

An unusual thinker for his time, Rumi's philosophy is based on spiritual evolution through the attainment of god. According to a story, Rumi was walking at the marketplace one day and heard the rhythmic hammering of the goldbeaters. It is believed that Rumi heard through this sound the phrase "There is none worthy of worship but God". He was so happy that he stretched out both of his arms and started spinning in a circle. With that, the practice of Sama and the dervishes of the Mevlevi Order were born

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