|Title:||Palm leaf book|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box located in vault)|
Palm leaf strips were used as writing material in some parts of India, in Burma, and in Thailand. Writing on these strips was done with a sharp-pointed instrument. Pigment is then rubbed into a finely incised lines to make them visible. The strips are then bound by stringing them on cords, similar to the slats of Venetian blinds.
The collection consists of an 1862 palm leaf book from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This specimen is in fine condition.
Palm leaf book, MS 1350. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
This collection is available by special permission only. Please contact Head of Manuscripts Dept. for further inquiry.