Palm leaf book

Palm leaf book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Palm leaf book
Dates: 1862
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box located in vault)
Coll. Number: ms1350

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an 1862 palm leaf book from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This specimen is in fine condition.

Index Terms

Manuscripts--Sri Lanka--Specimens.
Palm leaf.
Palm-leaf inscriptions--Specimens.
Palm-leaf manuscripts--Specimens.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Palm leaf book, MS 1350. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is available by special permission only. Please contact Head of Manuscripts Dept. for further inquiry.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Box
1Palm leaf book