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Kamawa-sa manuscript

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Identifier: MSS 16406
Scope and Contents Note The Kamawa-sa (circa 1930s; 0.54 cubic feet) is a text on 16 unbound sheets made from folded layers of cotton cloth, thickly coated with laquer which has hardened to create a firm, glossy, smooth, yet pliant surface. These manuscripts, containing extracts from the Vinaya Pitaka, were usually created to commemorate the entrance of a family's son to a Buddhist monastery. Text is written in Magyi-za script; with accompanying sasigyo cloth tie patterned with monastic and royal symbols and the name,...
Dates: circa Mid-twentieth century

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