manuscript (religious text (ritual & belief: ritual apparatus))

Buddhist manuscript from Burma made of strips of stiff plant fibre edged with red and gold paint. These are held together in a stack with a textile tie. The outer strips are thicker than those nearer the middle of the stack which contain curling script.

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