Balinese palm-leaf manuscript
Collection — Box: 1
Balinese palm-leaf manuscript (lontar). Manuscript is made from dried palm leaves and bound between wood blocks by a cord running through the middle of the blocks and each leaf. A coin is tied to the cord. Translation of this document, conducted in 1973, speculates that this may not be authentic to the period (prior to the 19th century when printing presses were introduced), and may have been created for commercial purposes. The first 27 pages are lists of words seeming to bear no relationship to one another with a number of misspellings. Thereafter the subject is rice: the mythology of rice, the god of rice, and growing rice.
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Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.
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0.5 Linear feet (1 flat box)
Source of Acquisition
- Bali (Indonesia : Province) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Balinese (Indonesian people) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Palm-leaf manuscripts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Rice farming Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Balinese palm-leaf manuscript, RHC-72
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