[INDOLOGY] Russian 14 cent. Birchbark MSS from Novgorod

Stefan Baums baums at lmu.de
Mon Oct 20 12:56:23 UTC 2014

Dear Dominik and Matthew,

yes, plenty of birch in Russia. And the letters are incised
in the bark. Here two photos where that is more clearly

   http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/Novgorodwoodp.html (scroll down)

It am not sure whether ink was rubbed into the incisions
(palm‐leaf style), but this may have been unnecessary since
the incision made the darker lower bark visible through the
light outer layer.

All best,

Dr. Stefan Baums
Institute for Indian and Tibetan Studies
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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