January 11, 2011

Two beautiful bookmarks from India, sent by Charu:

This bookmark is made with vegetable-based paints, on a dried palm leaf, the same way manuscripts were done several centuries ago.

Palm leaf manuscripts served as the paper of the ancient world in parts of Asia as far back as the fifteenth century and possibly much earlier. They were used to record actual and mythical narratives.

15th or 16th century Christian prayers on palm leaf (


5 Responses to “India”

  1. Karen Says:

    Separadores muy interesantes y hermosos!! :D

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment Patrick. Your bookmark collection is fascinating! Since I started making bookmarks I have come to realise people’s love for them.

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