Antique Buddhist Sinhala Manuscript.

///Antique Buddhist Sinhala Manuscript.

Size 40cm Long

Price £200 with free Uk/Eu shipping 

19thC Celon

[Sri Lanka]Sinhala manuscript  Made by scratching the characters into the surface of the palm leaf and rubbing a black soot pigment into the scratch. They contain instructions on monastic life and sutras from Buddha. The 70 page manuscript has characters on both sides of each page. It has then been bound on both sides using two thick slabs of solid ebony with a cord used to hold the pages in place. There is an old coin which has been drilled and used as a toggle for the cord.