Palm leaf manuscripts are an example of the efforts that sometimes went into the preservation and spread of knowledge. These manuscripts have been the source of wisdom and knowledge-where they gain their philosophy of life, knowledge on astronomy, laws, rites, medicine and gods. They are the main references-the books of life.In Bali, Palm leaf manuscripts were first used as books in the 13th century. The manuscript is written in Old Balinese, Old Javanese, and Sanskrit using Kawi letters. The texts usually narrate aspects of life, such as laws, Hindu epics, mantras, folk tales, mysticism, medicine, history, ethics, kingdoms and fables. Many of these documents are Buddhist religious texts, though other subjects are also found. Palm leaf manuscripts originate predominantly from the southern and south-eastern areas of Asia, including India, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos. The manuscripts contain mythology, historical chronicles, religious treatises, medical prescriptions, calendars, etc... They are masterpieces in the art of illustration, but more than that, they are precious information from the past. Manuscript copying in vernacular languages and scripts has ceased to be a living tradition as it takes too long to create one because of the time-consuming process, so palm leaf manuscripts are becoming harder and harder to find. They were brought to U. By a relative who was an en. The item "INDONESIA ANTIQUE RARE (PALM LEAVES) MANUSCRIPT- 5 Books" is in sale since Monday, February 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Manuscripts".
The seller is "dreadnaught11" and is located in Davis, California. This item can be shipped to United States.