5. Burmese Buddhist Palm leaf Manuscript (Kammavaca)
Burmese Buddhist Palm leaf Manuscript (Kammavaca). Hand written lines of text in square letter form of black lacquer on gold leaf with wooden coverboards all beautifully executed. Superb decorative illustrations accompany the text. The book is complete and consists of 16 pages including two full illustration intro pages hand written on both sides, plus two decorated wooden cover boards. All pages are hand written on dried palm leaves, no two are ever the same. Second half of 19th Century. For a similar example see; Myanmar Style, Themes & Hudson, 1998, page 176-77.
Detail: alternate view #1
Detail: alternate view #2