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Konya sept 2008 3902.jpg

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This is a supporting stick (mütekka or muin). During a retreat that itself lasted 1001 days, there was a period of more intensive retreat for 40 days, when a dervish trainee would be more restricted: eating and drinking even less, and not sleeping lying down. The stick would support them under their chin while sleeping standing up.

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