Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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007 (Wat Pang Mu)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan script

Author: unknown
Title: naṅʻʺ sīla vunʻ
Title: Story of Nang Silavun (Virtuous Lady)
Title:

Shan text descriptor:  Vatthu Rhyming system: sauṅʻ kivʻ

Once upon a time, in the country, people were very generous and virtuous. But after the passing away, people forgot about generosity and morality. Then, there was Nang Silavun, a virtuous lady, who was by the arrangement of her parents married to an immoral man. She tried to help husband to be a virtuous man, e.g. not to kill animals, but her husband never listen to her. One day, she asked her husband for forgiveness and left him and their sons but took her daughter with her. Both of them were taken away 'as live humans' by gods to heaven.

Subject:  non canonical jataka,sermon 

Language(s): shan

Work ID: W109

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
47 / 94
Dimensions: (written):
Foliation:

Lines (per folio:) 10

Condition

poor

wear

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

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

Cover embellishment: lac

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Pang Mu

Present copy's donor: luṅʻʺ saṅʻ laṅʻʺ sī