Farah Behbehani

Book Launch & Signing

The Conference of the Birds

Under the patronage of Sheikha Sharifa Al-Jassim, wife of His Highness the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Dar Al Funoon has the pleasure to invite you to the book launch and signing of

The Conference of the Birds

by Farah K. Behbehani

Opening reception Monday, 4 May 2009 at 6 pm

Book launch and signing continues through 4 - 5 May 2009, 6 - 9 pm

Limited edition silkscreen illustrations will also be on display.

Written by the Persian mystic Farid Ud-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds is a twelfth- century Sufi allegorical poem that tells the story of the birds of the world in search of their mythological king.

Illustrated with Jali Diwani calligraphy, the book is designed with a system to enable readers to understand the meaning, reading direction and flow of the calligraphy, giving greater insight into the intricacies of Arabic script.