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Burmese Palm Leaf Buddhist Pali Manuscript

Burmese Palm Leaf Buddhist Pali Manuscript

Burmese Palm Leaf Buddhist Pali Manuscript

AGE: – More than 100 years
CONSTRUCTION: – Palm Leaf, wood, mosaics
LENGTH: – 50cm
WIDTH: – 7cm
HEIGHT: – 18cm
WEIGHT: 2.55kg

Burmese Palm Leaf Buddhist Pali Manuscript with gilded wooden end covers and glass mosaic decoration wrapped in the original cloth wrapping when we acquired it. A hand-woven sasigyo with Burmese writing woven into the ribbon and a palm leaf page turner the monks use to flip the pages accompanies this manuscript.

The use of palm leaves as writing material to record the Buddhist teachings of the Vinaya-Pitaka in Myanmar evolved through the influence of visiting Monks from India and Sri Lanka who had been using palm leaves to write scriptures long before those in Myanmar. due to climatic conditions palm leaf scriptures older than two or three hundred years are rare. If they are not looked after they become brittle and fall apart, they are also attractive to book works.

In Myanmar, the climate is not conducive to the long-term survival of palm-leaf manuscripts if they are not taken care of properly. Some libraries housing these manuscripts ritually take out the manuscripts once a year, clean and air them, then returned them to their shelves, whilst many other palm leaf manuscripts are lying around in monasteries, with no care whatsoever.

Since the introduction of paper this method of recording Pali scriptures has been abandoned.

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Burmese Palm Leaf Buddhist Pali Manuscript
Burmese Palm Leaf Buddhist Pali Manuscript
Burmese Palm Leaf Buddhist Pali Manuscript
Gilded edges o- Burmese Palm Leaf Prayer Manuscript
Dedication on inside leaf Burmese Palm Leaf Pali M,anuscript
Cover and sasegyo covering Burmese Palm Leaf Pali Manuscript
Burmese Palm Leaf Buddhist Pali Manuscript
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