Worship rites for the God of Soil, funeral dirges, poetry about kings of Dai Viet, king crowning, texts about elephants and tax
manuscripts (document genre)
The material was passed down from his ancestors, and Mr. Lam Gia Tinh has owned it up to now.
Cham manuscripts, made of Buong leaf. The bearing area of the material was pierced holes and stuck with two small, round strips of wood to hold the two ends of the Buong leaf material. Each page of Buong leaf was pierced holes at the two ends to fit in with the bearing area. The two covers were made of wood to hold the material with thread in the middle. A square piece of white paper was stuck on the front cover and was stamped “Lam Gia Tinh”. Pages were numbered in order in blue ballpoint pen and had a code G95. The material is in good condition. Letters were inscribed on the leaf surface, and then covered with an ink that is extracted from a wild flower in the forest (bingu kalao). The text was written in Akhar Thrah language. Size (width - length - depth): 34 x 5 x 5 cm.
The material covers the themes of religion, literature and affairs related to the feudal system. The content is about worship rites for the God of Soil, funeral dirges, poetry about kings of Dai Viet, king crowning, texts about elephants and tax.
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).