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sona eren bir çağın hatırası için. malihülya.

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vav is the letter name in arabic and also in jewish which is ancient origin(probably syrian origin).[link])

and the double vav is the symbol of the "union of universe" in sufism, the islamic mystism which rooted from shamanic traditions. [link]

most of the figures which i added to composition, are the figures from turko-islamic traditions, which are unique in islamic world. this "uniqueness" comes from the turkish shamanic roots. they made some kind of synthesis with islam and shamanism.

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description in turkish means that; for the memory of ending era... melancholy...
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. Looks like an engraving!
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Phostex Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Very deep. Metallic inks?
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks, i inverted colors.
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sami-edelstein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Elegant...like everything Sufi!!
What is the brightest symbol on the page?
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much, sorry for late answer, its double "vav", you can see this symbol everywhere where you can see sufi things, on gravestones, books, hand writed manuscripts, etc. pronunciation is "hu", it means, "breath". vav has numeric value 6. double vav is 66, 66 also numeric value of word "allah". so we can say; double-twin representation of god, like dark and light, like male and female... check out this [link] and this [link]
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sami-edelstein Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Thank you for that clear explanation...like the double attributes of everything...
and Thank you again for your other explanations linking the shamanic way in Sufism, very inspiring to finally express the actual practical magical Way that Sufism is...Gurdjieff always "buried the bone deeper" to make sure this 'double/way' of Sufism had to be 'worked for' in order to be touched...The Animal energies/powers in Turkish Sufism as in all Shamanism,really right on ...thanks again...
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sami-edelstein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Elegant...like everything Sufi!!
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hukumsuz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
woowww cok begendım yaa :clap:
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0utr0 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
bir dövme yaptıracak olsam vav olurdu, yerine karar vermek zor
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gokceyazin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   General Artist
cok anlamli, cok melankolik...
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thea-snazi1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
In light tan, is that the prayer:Hu? (pronounced: hoo)
- the living He.
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
but from where you know that huu? nice.
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thea-snazi1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
one of my family members is naqshbondi sufi. i am in the "tradision" but know very little of it. Perhaps you could expand my kowledge of it? ^^

-Alethea
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
ah i see... you should follow your roots. beside that, you were right, not excatly, not complete, but yes, we can say its "huu". one letter is missing. [link]
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thea-snazi1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. How do you know of it?
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
if you mean "huu", i checked from wikipedia.
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:iconmahlukat:
mahlukat Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
no its a letter, "vav". check out description, i've already updated.
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tenaku Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
So many thing to see *_* I like it, like I like puzzles+)
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you so much. i also enjoy draw like a puzzle. i want to make attention on drawing, and i want my drawings to be searched by the person who looks it.
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tenaku Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
So looks like you done with this. Congratulations! :heart:
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Dianae Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Hello !

I wanted to let you know that I've featured your gorgeous artwork in this news article : [link]

Please tell me if you want me to remove it

Have a wonderful day,

Diane
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you so much :bow: i appreciate it.
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blackapfelsine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Nefis bir çalışma gerçekten. Gönlünüze, elinize sağlık.
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
sağol :bow:
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labornthyn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
This is gorgeous. I could stare at it for a long, long time, and keep coming back. Excellent!
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you :bow:
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KeeperOfLight Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
:0 :P :)
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KeeperOfLight Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
The animals..horses and just objects that are put into this. WOW. I am amazed.. I really like this a lot..reminds me of anciant scriptures. You know; I've had dreams with stuff like this XD but I could never draw them :(
Ahhh very nice lines..lines are lovely..never lovely.. teach me!
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
be sure , youre not only one who see these things in his/her dream ;)
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KeeperOfLight Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Wahh, I mean 'VERY LOVELY'
not 'never lovely'..haha
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thelightinthedark Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
sen manyak mısın?
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
olmak istiyorum hep ama degilim galiba
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pidgeydumpling Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
This is very unique! I like your style very much.
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
tank you very much :bow:
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Artsend Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
You have such an imagination. Everything seems so random but is really crafted and organized. Your style is very unique as well. Great job :clap:
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks for your great comment i appreciate it :bow:
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salimekki Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
what wonderful conception
i love it...
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mahlukat Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you very much :bow:
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ben "Vav "hakkında hiç bir şey bilmiyorum....Ama böyle bir çalışmanın çok usta işi, sabır gerektiren ve emek isteyen bir şey olduğunu biliyorum, anlayabiliyorum daha doğrusu. Bu nedenle favorimsin!..:)=
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
eyvallah :bow:
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Rica ederim!...
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kubilaykocaoglu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
super
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
eyvallah :bow: bu sırada geri sayım başladı [link]
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kubilaykocaoglu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
haydaa bi bal kaymak zevkimiz vardı... saka saka sıctık canım orası kesın
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mygreymatter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
I love how all the images flow one from another. I could study this for quite some time and find something new, a new figure or detail. What is your medium?
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you very much :bow: just black pencil and a4 paper.and surely photoshop.
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RedFAT Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
oofff gercekten arkadaşların dedıklerı kadar var bu iş... ellerine saglık... bunu bide soyle gravür yapzan 50x70 aman aman leziz olur leziz...
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
teşekkürler :bow: bence de güzel olur,hatta süper olur.ama uğraşamam herhalde.
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azulcobalto Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
valla çok başarılı.başkada ne diyim bilemedim..tebrikler.
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mahlukat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
teşekkür ederim :thanks:
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