Sazigyo Manuscript wrapper
Myanmar
Late 19th century
Handspun cotton, indigo dye
Tablet (or card) woven 
132 x 1.2 inches   (335 x 2.5 cm)

Sazigyo were almost always commissioned by donors, who wanted a woven text naming them and their family members, and recording deeds of merit, for the purpose of donating them to temples, often when a son entered the temple as a novice.  Along with the names of the donors, many of them have dates woven in, but not all.  

For a reference see: Sazigyo: Woven Miniatures of Buddhist Art / Burmese Manuscript Binding tapes, Ralph Issacs, Silkworm Press, Thailand, 2014

 

Andres Moraga
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Andres Moraga :: Manuscript Wrapper, Myanmar
Andres Moraga :: Manuscript Wrapper, Myanmar