The History of Special Collections at Brown University

The Kammavaca

The Kammavaca.
Painted and lacquered manuscript palm leaves. 18th century.

This is the most elaborate of the library's collection of palm leaf manuscripts, the covers inlaid with semi-precious stones and glass. It is written in the Pali language using Burmese script.

Rare Book Collection. Gift of Rev. Dr. J. N. Cushing, Class of 1862.