An antique Buddhist's bible from Thailand that could be taken apart and framed mounted on black linen like the image above. The wood covers are black lacquer with an intricate gold guilded design. A bible was considered one of the monastery's main treasures as they were painstakingly made by the Buddhist monks. The individual pages are made of palm leafs that were first trimmed into long sheets and then inscribed. Lettering was scratched into the leaves with a needle and then ink was rubbed into the letters. The Buddhist text related to ordination and the rules of monkhood. The advent of printing technologies make this form of artwork obsolete.
Wood covers and palm leaf pages
Excellent condition for its age.
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