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Looking for an accessible online text of The Conference of the Birds

I'm looking for a copy of the original Persian text of Farid ud-Din Attar's The Conference of the Birds. [more inside]
posted by Yesterday's camel on Oct 22, 2014 - 3 answers

Farsi Translation/Botany Question! What does the word "Bita" mean?

In the Persian song "Gole Bita" (گل بیتا) what does the word "Bita" refer to? Is there a flower called "Bita," or is that too literal of a reading? [more inside]
posted by ariela on Jul 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Can my parents bring me a Persian rug from Iran?

(asking for a friend) I am a US Citizen living in the US. My parents are permanent immigrants - they split their time between Iran and the US (California in case that matters). They have visited the US before and while in the US, they live with me -- their US address is the same as mine. Can they bring a Persian rug from Iran for me to keep? If so, what supporting documents will they need when entering the US at LAX? [more inside]
posted by artlung on Dec 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Persian speakers: help translate words and tone please!

I tried putting this into google translate, but the output didn't make any sense to me. Could anyone please help me translate the conversation and the tone, please? Thank you very much. Followup questions will most likely come after. [more inside]
posted by mild deer on Mar 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Best practices for editing RTL languages for the Web?

What tools do you use to edit Persian for the Web, preferably, but not necessarily, on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Oct 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Please help me buy Iranian sohan in the UK

Now that I have tasted the Sohan brought back as a gift from a trip to Iran I must have more! But where can I buy it in the UK? Help please! [more inside]
posted by cantthinkofagoodname on Nov 6, 2011 - 4 answers

What should my characters be named?

Help me give my fictional characters non-stereotyped names! Degree of difficulty: Iranian and Russian [more inside]
posted by Lady Gaga on Oct 9, 2011 - 29 answers

Can knowing Persian and Arabic get me a job?

What kinds of jobs can I get based on my military experience and knowledge of languages? Should I study more first? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Jun 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Wanted, waterproof Persian carpet knockoff. Fying optional.

I am looking for a fine Persian cheap plastic rug. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Jan 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Sources of Persian Mythology in English?

I am looking for sources on Persian mythology from the pre-Arab era, in English. [more inside]
posted by multiphrenic on Oct 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Iranian Jewish female singer, accompanies herself on the Persian sitar

Iranian Jewish female singer, accompanies herself on the Persian sitar...who could it be? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Sep 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Tajiks say, "Are you Iranian?". Iranians say, "Are you Tajik?"

How can I change my accent in a second language? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Aug 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Desperately Seeking Sikanderi

Where can I find an English translation of Amir Khusrow's A’ina-yi Sikanderi? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

What does this calligraphy say?

What does this piece of Arabic-script (Persian?) calligraphy say? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on May 25, 2010 - 3 answers

How useful is a degree in Persian?

How vocationally useful would an degree in Persian Language studies be? [more inside]
posted by Black Spring on Apr 3, 2010 - 13 answers

What does a real Persian carpet cost in the USA?

Handmade Persian/Turkish/Pakistani wool carpet question: If you have bought one recently in the US or Canada, or have visited a store where they are being sold, can you tell me what the level of quality and prices are like for varying sizes? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Feb 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me make dried limes for Persian/Iranian cooking at home.

How can I make dried limes at home for Persian/Iranian cooking? [more inside]
posted by ViolaGrinder on Aug 18, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I replace my wife's fesenjan pot?

Where can I find an authentic fesenjan stone pot? [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Jul 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Because persian food is delicious

Help me find the authentic persian cookbook, potentially written in farsi... [more inside]
posted by typography on Mar 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Persian Rug Savvy

Suggestions/tips on purchasing a Persian carpet. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Dec 30, 2008 - 7 answers

lebanese blonde music

arabic/iranian music question - help me ID this music and album cover and figure out other music like it. [more inside]
posted by shokod on Dec 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I buy things from the Persian-speaking world in Vancouver BC?

Vancouver Persianfilter: Where can I find Farsi language books, Iranian style clothing, preserved foodstuffs/snacks and authentic Afghan or Iranian (or any Central Asian style) style carpets and household accessories in Vancouver BC?
posted by thewalrus on Oct 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Oriental rugs on Ebay?

What is the deal with Persian rugs on ebay? [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on Aug 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Cost and method of translating a technical book into Farsi?

How much would it cost to translate a large, highly technical computer book into Farsi (Persian)? What method would be best to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Mar 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Things to do in Dubai when you're pregnant.

Going to Dubai with a bun in the oven... [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Oct 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Are there famous Iranian men?

Are there any famous Iranian males who are well known among non-Iranians in the west (especially the USA)? Any kind of celebrity will do: actors, musicians, artists, authors, or other kinds of TV personalities like newscasters. [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Nov 15, 2006 - 43 answers

Culturally Clueless!

What's a culturally appropriate gift to give my fiancee's Iranian parents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Resources for teaching myself to play the santur

What are good resources for teaching myself to play the santur? I'm an American composer with no training in Persian music -- just a deep love for it and a gradually improving (self-taught) structural understanding of it. My "more inside" lists some ideas I've had so far, but I would love to hear any suggestions of CDs, websites, books, etc., on Persian music and/or the santur. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jul 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Human figure in early Islamic Art?

Can someone give me references for books/journals for understanding human figures in Safavid manuscript paintings? [more inside]
posted by korej on Mar 20, 2006 - 4 answers

Story in the Kite Runner

In the Kite Runner, the character Saurabh was named after the hero of an ancient Afghan (or Persian?) story mentioned a few times in the book. What was that story and can I buy an English translation? Or did the author just make that up?
posted by exhilaration on Feb 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Good Mediterranean/Persian Cookbooks

What are some good Mediterranean/Persian cookbooks? Is there a Madhur Jaffrey for this kind of cuisine?
posted by namespan on Sep 13, 2005 - 13 answers

In Farsi/Persian, would it be Torshi Angoor or Ghoureh?

Persian/Farsi question--what would you call pickled sour grapes? Torshi Angoor or Ghoureh? I've checked google and the store-bought jar in my fridge, so I know those answers. I want to know what you or your Persian family/friends would call it.
posted by lobakgo on Aug 3, 2005 - 10 answers

Identify a piece of clothing?

Can anyone identify an old piece of clothing for me? (pics inside) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Apr 21, 2005 - 2 answers

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