This Thai illuminated manuscript contains the Phra Malai Scripture.
Folded accordion-style as a samut khoi folding book and has a goatskin cover.
Several illuminated illustrations present
These texts were used in monasteries for religious rites and as teaching materials.
Some soiling, damage and water stains from age and usage.
Condition as seen in the photos.
Manuscripts of this age are rarely seen outside museums and monasteries
A very rare find.
Condition commensurate with age and use, leather cover worn with losses. Please ask for more photos if needed.
Back cover is missing - otherwise the book is complete.
Estimated to be from late 1700s
65cm x 12.5cm x 6cm
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.