Himalayan Art Resources

Nepal: Book Covers & Illumination

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| Illuminated Manuscripts (Shaiva Text)

Carved wooden blocks rectangular in shape, and often gilded and painted, serve as covers for the stacks of loose-leaf pages of Himalayan books.Illuminated manuscripts are small images drawn or painted to decorate the pages of religious books. For additional information on book covers and illumination see Guardians of the Sacred Word by Rossi & Rossi.