03 October 2008

Bird symbolism in Warqa wa Gulshah

Warqa and Gulshah is a love story which was written as a book with miniatures in early 13th (or late 12th) century AD. This is an Islamic story which has lots of saddening details inside.

Miniatures used to explain story in a different way. Sometimes miniatures helped to clarify the text, and sometimes they have meaning that is not present in the text. There are lots of birds in the miniatures of the book. A. Daneshvari published 25 miniatures including bird symbols in his/her book Animal Symbolism in Warqa wa Gulshah in 1986.

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