[MIDDLE EAST / NECROLOGY / ISLAMIC SAINTS] Transfer of Pir Ahmed Besir (A saint of Halwatiyya order)'s tomb and his bones in Kütahya city
Original b/w photograph. 12x8 cm. Manuscript descriptive text in Ottoman Turkish on verso. Dated 1949. "Kütahya'da Gaybî Baba'nın dedesi Kalburcu Çiftligi'nde medfûn Pîr Ahmed Besir. Kabri nakl olunurken. 1949.".
Original photograph shows the transfer of Pir Ahmed Besir (A saint of Halwatiyya order)'s tomb and his bones in Kütahya city. He was the father of Müftî Dervish, the grandfather of Gaybî Baba. He was born in Kütahya. He is a member of the Çavdarogullari family, who settled in the Kalburcu village of Kütahya during the Germiyanoghuls period. He served for a long time a sufi named Cem Seyyah in Karaman, and received an 'ijazat' from Sünbül Sinan Efendi, the master of the Sünbüliyye branch of Halvetiyye sect in Istanbul. An interesting photograph showing his bones in his open tomb.