Bark book from Sumatra. Late 19th century.
Department of Oriental and Judaica Collections, Batak 38
|Notice the pen|
Bark book containing 19 connected leaves between two wooden covers.
It is a ritual book of the Batak people (in the interior of Sumatra, Indonesia), written in sooty ink on folded bark. A pen is shown above the book.
11 x 14.2 cm.
© Det Kongelige Bibliotek 2003