The Qajar dynasty
Persian: دودمان قاجار Doodmān e Qājār; also romanised as Ghajar, Kadjar, Qachar etc.; Azerbaijani: Qacar) was a Persianize native Iranian royal family of Turkic origin,which ruled Persia (Iran) from 1785 to 1925. The Qajar family took full control of Iran in 1794, deposing Lotf 'Ali Khan, the last of the Zand dynasty, and re-asserted Persian sovereignty over large parts of the Caucasus and Central Asia. In 1796, Mohammad Khan Qajar seized Mashhad with ease, which was under Durrani suzerainty,putting an end to the Afsharid dynasty, and Mohammad Khan was formally crowned as shah after his sacking of Tblisi.In the North Caucasus, South Caucasus, and Central Asia the Qajar dynasty eventually permanently lost many of its controlled areas to the Russians in the course of the 19th century.
Dervishes were a common subject for foreign photographers of the late Qajar period.
Antoin SevruguinPhotographs of Iranian dervishes by Antoin Sevruguin are mostly taken around 1900 to 1905.
Dmitri Ivanovich YermakovPhotographs of the Russian photographer, Dmitri Ivanovich Yermakov, are mostly taken during the early 1870s during his trip to Iran.
|IZMIR ' de DERVISLER 1903|
|DERVISLER URFA 1905|