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Carved wooden blocks rectangular in shape, and often gilded and painted, serve as covers for the stacks of loose-leaf pages of Himalayan books. For additional information on book covers see Guardians of the Sacred Word by Rossi & Rossi.

Jeff Watt 2-2005 [updated 4-2015]

(See the publication: Protecting Wisdom, Tibetan Book Covers from the MacLean Collection, Kathryn H. Selig Brown. Prestel, 2012).