This is another manuscript written in palm leaf. However this time this manuscripts originated from Chennai India. I acquired this manuscript during my trip to Chennai early this year.
The leaf derives from the palmyra species of palm, especially Talipot Palm, which is common in India.
Both sides of palm leaf provide a writing surface. An iron stylus is used to inscribe the writings on the leaf surface.
See below the info on metal stylus :
I dont have any information about the content of this manuscript but I believe its about Hinduism. The manuscript was acquired from an abandoned temple in Chennai.
Each leaf is 14.5" in length and 1.0" in width. There are total of 50+ leaves and secured by an orange string. The covers are missing.
Compare this manuscript with similar manuscripts from Indonesia below :
Bali Lontar 01
Bali Lontar 02
Bali Lontar 03
Item : Antique Hindu Palm Leaf Manuscript
Content : Hindusim
Dim : 14.5" x 1"
Date : 18-19th century
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : Chennai, India
Calligraphy : TBA
Purchased Price :US