This is a beautifully written manuscript about Arabic grammar originated from South East Asia. Its believed to have been written in 19th century. The unique about this manuscript is the type of calligraphy used. I cant fiqure out. Its has strong character especially in waw , ra and mim similar to Bihari & Sini scripts. However in this script, the mim is vertically down. Or shall we call this script Malay script? The paper used is Daluang type, a popular paper making process in Indonesia.
I acquired this manuscript from a friend in Indonesia quite a while ago.
Item : Antique Malay Arabic Manuscript
Content : Arabic Grammar
Dim : 8" x 6" x 0.5"
Date : 19th century
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : South East Asia
Calligraphy : Malay ?
Design : Written in Malay scripts in red & black with explanation in Arabic language
Purchased Price :US