This is a very interesting Quran manuscript from Indonesia. These Quranic verses were written on Lontar i.e a leaf derives from the palmyra species of palm, Borassus flabellifer, which is common in Indonesia. An iron stylus called a pangutik is used to inscribe the writings on the leaf surface.
The inscription of Quranic on Lontar is rare because by tradition only kawi script was written.
There are about 7 Quranic chapters in this manuscript. Total 35 palm leaves and binded by thick thread and stored in a mahogany box.
However when I received this manuscript, I doubt that its really that old. The lontar leaves are pale yellow and quite in good condition.I estimated this manuscript must have been made within 50 years.
My other lontar manuscripts which are more than 100 years of age have darker color and the condition of the leaves is quite fragile. See below links for comparison:
Bali Lontar Manuscript 1
Bali Lontar Manuscript 2
Title Page : Nil
Content : 7 Surahs of Quran
Date : 20th Century CE
Copyist : Anonymous
Patron : Nil
Origin : Aceh , Indonesia
Place acquired : Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Illuminations : Nil
Calligraphy : Ghubari
Number of lines :3 lines perleaf
Inks : Main text inscribed in black
Punctuation: Diacritical marks in black
Frame : Nil
History of Manuscript :
Number of folios : 35leaves
Support of writing : pale yellowish Lontar leaf
Gatherings : N/A
Dimensions : 105 cm x 37 cm
Binding : Covers are from wood
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USDRemarks :Manuscript is stored inside a mahogany box