Abstract

While recent cataloging work in Myanmar, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Thailand has served to greatly enhance our knowledge of Burmese, Sanskrit and Pali texts transmitted in Burmese manuscripts, we still lack adequate descriptive and critical studies of manuscript-related practices and mentalities in pre-modern Burma. The present note is concerned with the development of manuscript ornamentation. It examines the varieties of Burmese manuscript textual supports and their histories, the scope of genres that received decoration, and the technologies associated with ornamentation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2010-314X
Print ISSN
1094-799X
Pages
pp. 229-253
Launched on MUSE
2011-03-11
Open Access
No
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