Instructing about good - bad days/months, cosmology, weather forecasting, agricultural rituals and prognostications, the way to choose days to plant trees
manuscripts (document genre)
Endangered Cham Manuscripts of Vietnam
This manuscript was inherited by the father of Mr. Tanh, named Sam Toi, from his grandmother. In 1975, Mr. Toi passed away, and Mr. Tanh subsequently inherited the manuscript.
62 unnumbered pages
Cham manuscript written in Chinese ink on printed paper and bound by thread. Front cover missing. The outside margin of a few pages are somewhat torn (from pages 1 to 10) and there are five pages with marks. The right corner of a few pages (page 59-60) are stuck to the cover. The cover and most of the pages contain mold.
Topics include cosmology, weather forecasting, agricultural rituals and prognostications, and how to choose the best day for planting trees.
Digitization of this manuscript was funded by the British Libaries' Endangered Archives Programme through the project, Digitisation of the Endangered Cham Manuscripts of Vietnam (no. EAP698).