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Hand Painted Tibetan Monk's Wood Prayer Book with Decorated Pages

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This is a traditional Tibetan Monk's prayer book. These "books" are not bound but are hand decorated pieces of wood that sandwich pieces of handmade lokta paper between the wood. The paper has handwritten prayers, mantras, and chants as well as paintings of various Tibetan deities. The handwriting is Tibetan. Monks wrap these unbound books in fabric to keep them together and carry them in their clothing.

Currently I have 3 books available. They are all handmade so the one you receive may vary slightly from the one pictured,though they are virtually identical.

There are 10 loose pages in each book, each page has a hand painted Tibetan Buddhist God on one side with hand written Tibetan script. The backside of each page is all Tibetan writing. The wooden pieces are handpainted with different images and have beautiful writing on the inner wood.

These are in excellent condition. I believe this book had not been used much when I purchased them in Kathmandu in the late 1980's.

Each book measures just over 6" long and it is nearly 3" wide.


5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by doug
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 14, 2018
very nice decorated manuscript. It arrived safely and quickly
Hand Painted Tibetan Monk's Wood Prayer Book with Decorated Pages

Reviewed by Gwenyth Lafleur
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 29, 2017
This is a treasure! The pages are beautiful and the colors on the cover are so bright! I love it... thank you!
Hand Painted Tibetan Monk's Wood Prayer Book with Decorated Pages

Reviewed by marionjmoon
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 18, 2018
Beautiful Buddha!!! Thank you very much.
Large Buddha on Naga Snake Throne - Bronze Buddha Bust, 12" tall, 17.5 pounds


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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: wood, paper, lokta paper
  • Feedback: 209 reviews
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