Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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006 (Wat Jong Klang)

museum collection

Contents

Concertina book written in shan,burmese script

Title: dhammadāna shu phoi
Title: Reflection on the gift of Dhamma
Title:

Illustrated (ornamentation): mono

Shan text descriptor:  tra Rhyming system: sāmʻ kivʻ Introduction: yes

General remarks on work: Folio / page numbers were added during fieldwork in January 2014. Both covers have floral arts beautifully decorated on red lacquer, and painted with gold on the side of the manuscript.

Summary intro: The year of composing is mentioned in the introduction, folio number 7.

The text is about the attitude towards offering or making merit 'dāna'. When making offering, it is important to share the merit to others. In the same way, when seeing others making offering, it is important to be happy and share your joy with them.

Subject:  sutta 

Language(s): shan,pali

Work ID: W288

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
140 / 280
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

excellent

Beautiful covers.

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: yes Cover colour: red,gold Cover material: papier mache

Cover embellishment: lac,gilt,embossed

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

No information for second copy, we can assume this is the original manuscript text.

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1286

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Jong Klang.

Original donor: kyauṅʻʺ seʺ of Tenput village

Original place of donation: Tenput village

Place name for present copy: Wat Jong Klang, Maehongson.