Palm Leaf Sandwich-type Manuscript [original]

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Dublin Core

Title

Palm Leaf Sandwich-type Manuscript [original]

Subject

1. Palm-leaf manuscripts--India.

Description

Binding: good ; wooden boards and leaves have two holes through which they would have been bound with string or cord

Protective case: wrapped in paper and kept in a case

Leaves: good ; palm leaves ; fragile (brittle) ; text on both sides ; handwritten ; legible ; some edges damaged

Creator

Unknown

Source

India[?]

Publisher

Publishing Note: Palm leaf manuscript. Likely Sanskrit or Telugu. Scribes etched lettering into dried palm leaves (“ola”) using a stylus, then applied dry ink (e.g., “black soot”) to the etchings to make the text visible. The practice itself is 2000 years old, although the date of this manuscript is unknown. Holes through which string or cord would have been threaded to bind the materials together are placed at central points in the leaves and boards, but the manuscript is not currently bound; no string or cord remains. Likely religious, spiritual, or historical in nature; may have been part of a set.

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Unknown

Format

Palm leaf sandwich-type manuscript ; 3" x 24" ; p. 14

Language

Sanskrit [?] or Telugu [?]

Identifier

ID Number 1 ; Oversized

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Palm leaf sandwich-type manuscript ; 3" x 24" ; p. 14

Citation

Unknown, “Palm Leaf Sandwich-type Manuscript [original],” Special Collections, accessed December 8, 2022, https://archive.fims.uwo.ca/specialcollections/items/show/73.