Monday, December 8, 2014

Tutinama (Book of the Parrot) Available on ExploreUK

Tutinama, or “Book of the Parrot,” is a Persian series of 52 moral tales dating from the 14th century. The original authorship is credited to Nakhshabi, a Persian physician and Sufi saint, who adapted his tales from ancient Sanskrit stories. The Tutinama tales are narrated by a parrot to distract his mistress from having an affair while her merchant husband is away from home on business. This 30 cm manuscript is bound in brown leather with gilt embossed medallions and floral motifs.

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