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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!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ancient Manuscript Review 70 : Antique Malay Arabic Grammar Manuscript (18-19th century)

This is a written manuscript about Arabic grammar originated from South East Asia. Its believed to have been written in 18-19th century. Few pages of these manuscripts were heavily burrowed due to ages. Material used is Daluang paper.
Dluang (or Daluang) paper is a traditional paper made in the Indonesian region. It is a strong and very fibrous type of paper.  It  manufactured from the bark of the indigenous saeh tree.  The paper is somewhat coarse and displays natural defects (holes, thin spots and irregular edging).  When new, this paper is a light cream-colored brown.  In the the humid climate of the region, it darkens as it ages and will rot.
I acquired this manuscript from a friend in Indonesia quite a while ago.

Manuscript Specs

Item : Antique Malay Manuscript
Content : Arabic Grammar
Dim :  11.5"  x  8" x 1"
Date : 18-19th century
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : South East Asia
Calligraphy : Malay ?
Design : Written in Malay scripts in red & black with Arabic with some translation in Javanese
Purchased Price :US

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