Tibetan Buddhist Manuscript Carved Wooden Covers
AGE: – Unknown
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood and Paper
WIDTH: – 11cm
WEIGHT: – 850gms
#400 – PRICE: AUD650.00 CONTACT
This Tibetan Buddhist Manuscript Carved Wooden Covers has the Mantra “OM MANI PADME HUM” carved into the front cover and painted by hand on the back cover.
There are eleven woodblock printed paper pages with script on both sides of each sheet, the inside of the covers are plain.
It is generally thought that woodblock printing developed in Asia several centuries prior to its European use. Some scholars believe that printing was directly associated with Buddhism which led to the reproduction of Buddhist religious texts and very basic images in large volumes.
Text printing began with stamping and rubbing, with a gradual progression to block printing. Many manuscripts printed or stamped with short dhra texts or with the Buddha’s image were the first to appear in Chinese Central Asia.