A journey to search my soul

This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ancient Manuscript Review 88 : Antique Thai Tamra Ya Manuscript ( 18-19th century)

This is a very interesting type of manuscript. I purchased this manuscript from  Thailand. This manuscript was written in Thai language on thick papers both sided sandwiched by 2 hard boards. According to a specialist from British Library, this could be a manuscript on Tamra Ya which is a herbal treatise or recipe. Thanks to her for helpful identification.
Similar manuscript can be seen at this link

I dont have much information of this kind of manuscript and its writing tradition. I need to do more research on this manuscript and will update this entry later.

Manuscript Specs

Item : Antique Thai Tamra Ya Manuscript
Content : Herbal Treatise
Dim : 12" x 4" x 0.5"
Date : 18-19th century
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : Thailand
Calligraphy : Thai
Design : Written in Thai scripts in black
Purchased Price :US

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