A Picture Book of Armenian Miniatures
by Robert and Zabel Der Bedrosian
This coloring book will help recreate for children in a most enjoyable way some facets of medieval Armenian life. The drawings have been well selected to give a wide range of subjects, some difficult, some easy. But all will provide many hours of pleasurable activity, combining fun with profit.
The illumination of manuscripts was one of the arts in which Armenians excelled. In addition to their artistic appeal, these miniatures tell us much about life in the times they were painted. What more brilliant suggestion, therefore, than to offer a picture book to Armenian children, where they can indulge their fancy and imagination, and at the same time learn a little about their cultural heritage.