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K-18-01
K-18-01

K-18-01
Rare early palm leaf Kammavaca with 4 lines of script.

complete Buddhist manuscript, 17 thin palm leaf pages plus 2 wooden covers

cover: 52,8 x 9,4 cm (20.8 x 3.7 in)
leaves: 54,2 x 9,2 cm (21.3 x 3.6 in)
Age: early 18th century

condition: chips, cracks, loss of material, overall good condition commensurate with age and use.

provenance: German collection, aquired late 1970's / early 1980's

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K-18-02
K-18-02

K-18-02
Rare Kammavaca with 7 lines of Burmese "round" script.

complete Buddhist manuscript, 10 leaves made of strips of coarse cloth / monk's robe plus 2 wooden covers

cover: 60 x 13,8 cm (23.6 x 5.4 in)
leaves: 57,8 x 13,9 cm (22.8 x 5.5 in)
age: late 19th/early 20th century

cover with donators inscription (dated 1257 = 1895), Western angels in Myanmar dress and lions, running lions/dragons also depicted on the leaves

condition: most minor chips, gilding partly rubbed, overall very good condition commensurate with age and use.

provenance: German collection, aquired late 1970's / early 1980's

Price: Euro 1.487,50 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 1.250 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



K-18-03
K-18-03

K-18-03
Mandalay Kammavaca with 6 lines of script.

complete Buddhist manuscript, 16 leaves made of strips of coarse cloth / monk's robe plus 2 wooden covers

cover: 60,1 x 14,6 cm (23.66 x 5.75 in)
leaves: 57,8 x 13,8 cm (22.8 x 5.43 in)
age: late 19th/early 20th century

front cover with donators inscription (dated 12?? not clear visible anymore), 6-lines magyi si sar (tamarind seed script), both covers also gilded and decorated inside, some leaves with bookmarks (orange cross sign top left and/or red dot top right)

condition: two leaves broken and roughly repaired (glued), at covers and leaves gilding partly rubbed, otherwise in very good condition.

provenance: German collection, aquired late 1970's / early 1980's

Price: Euro 1.368,50 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 1.150 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



M18-01
M18-01


M18-01
Title indicator for Thai manuscripts.

Thailand, 19th century

dimensions: (l x w x h): 253 x 20 x 6 mm / 9.96 x 0.79 x 0.24 in

Title indicators, usually made of palm leaf or wood, were important to identify the manuscripts.
Rare title indicator with Khmer script for Thai manuscripts, made of bone.
Beautiful carved floral ornaments. Script in black ink. Traces of red colour (lacquer ?).

reference: Buddhism Illuminated, The British Library 2018, page 30 and fig. 1.28
provenance: German art market

Price: Euro 345,10 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 290 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



M18-02
M18-02


M18-02
Title indicator for Thai manuscripts.

Thailand, 19th century

dimensions: (l x w x h): 205 x 28 x 6 mm / 8.07 x 1.1 x 0.24 in

Title indicators, usually made of palm leaf or wood, were important to identify the manuscripts.
Rare title indicator with Khmer script for Thai manuscripts, made of bone.
Beautiful carved floral ornaments. Script in black ink.

reference: Buddhism Illuminated, The British Library 2018, page 30 and fig. 1.28
provenance: German art market

Price: Euro 261,80 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 220 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



M16-01
M16-01


M16-01
Buddhist palm leaf manuscript (Paysar), Burma (Myanmar)


dimension: 48,4 x 13,5 x 5,6 cm

wooden covers painted in red, palm leaves with gilded edges, excellent condition
language Pali, written in Burmese characters

Age: dated "full moon day of Wa(r) Gaung, 1234" (August 1872), Mondon Min era

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PM-13-01
PM-13-01

PM-13-01
Sanskrit Buddhist manuscript, Tibet


Two wooden cover
size: 372 x 85 mm / 14.65 x 3.35 in
front cover with mantra "Om mani padma hung"
size: 372 x 85 mm / 14.65 x 3.35 in

34 paper leaves, some of them consecutively numbered in pencil (3-4, 11-34).
32 folios 374 x 92 mm / 14.72 x 3.62 in
2 folios 366 x 86 mm / 14.41 x 3.39 in

Tied up with leather string.

Text in ink from the Nyingmapa school with mantra of "Padmasambhava Om ah hung vajra guru padma siddhi hung". Script and grammar in poor quality. Wooden covers probably not original (smaller size compared to the paper leaves).

Provenience: German collection

Price: Euro 190,40 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 160 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


S19-05
S19-05

S19-05
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

dated 1271 (1909)
Colours slightly faded, but otherwise the ribbon is still in rare excellent condition for a 110 years old textile.
A multicolour (red, green, yellow) sazigyo.
Rich detailed decoration with dagundaing, pyinsarupa, padaythabin, waythondaye, parasol, fishes, birds and geometric ornaments.
The first word "Zeyatu" (Success) can be read between the two beasts.

length: 4740 mm / 187 in
width: 14 mm / 0.55 in

Price: Euro 172,55 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 145 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


S19-06
S19-06

S19-06
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

dated 1269 (1907)
With clear good colours and contrast, the ribbon is in rare excellent condition for a over 110 years old textile.
A multicolour (yellow, blue green, red) sazigyo.
Rich detailled decoration with a very special dagundaing wave weaving, pyinsarupa, padaythabin, waythondaye, fishes and geometric ornaments.
The first word "Zeyatu" (Success) can be read between the two beasts. A really beautiful example of sazigyo weaving.

length: 4740 mm / 187 in
width: 15 mm / 0.59 in

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S19-07
S19-07

S19-07
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

late 19th / early 20th c.
With clear good colours and contrast, the ribbon is in rare good condition.
A beautiful read-yellow sazigyo, quite short but wide. Most likely produced as a pair. The second, very simlilar piece we offer as S19-08.
Simple decoration with red-yellow vertical lines at the beginning and the end of the ribbon and script between as well as red-yellow patterns on the edge.
length: 3220 mm / 127 in
width: 25 mm / 0.98 in

Price: Euro 166,60 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 140 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


S19-08
S19-08

S19-08
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

late 19th / early 20th c.
With clear good colours and contrast, the ribbon is in rare good condition.
A beautiful read-yellow sazigyo, quite short but wide. Most likely produced as a pair. The second, very simlilar piece we offer as S19-07.
Simple decoration with red-yellow vertical lines at the beginning and the end of the ribbon and script between as well as red-yellow patterns on the edge.
length: 3210 mm / 127 in
width: 25 mm / 0.98 in

Price: Euro 166,60 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 140 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


S18-02
S18-02

S18-02
Sazigyo binding ribbon without text, Burma

circa 1900
Worn with a few imperfection, slightly soiled.

This sazigyo lack both: text and images, but shows beautiful rhomb-like pattern. The end of the cord has been tied remarkable and appears intact.

length: 4260 mm
width: 24 mm

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S18-03
S18-03


S18-03
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

early 20th century
condition: very good, slightly soiled

Sazigyo with white text on red ground. Tube-shaped tail, slowly unravelling. Script with alternate or zig-zag projection.

length: 3130 mm
width: 22 mm

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Lit-02
Lit-02

Lit_02
Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3
Original issue May-June 1993
Publisher and Editor: Tuyet Nguyet

Content among others:
Noel F. Singer
"KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS"


Book condition:
used but good condition

Price: Euro 48,15 (incl. 7 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 45 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)

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