Thursday, 4 April 2013

Malay Medical Manuscripts

There were 2 Malay medical manuscripts displayed in Muzium Islam Kelantan. The manuscripts were written in Jawi script.

 This 80-page manuscript contains medical knowledge, tip and amulets for a variety of diseases. It is written on 40 pieces of paper which is folded into 2.

This 40-page manuscript contains supplications and amulet on various types of diseases and magic spells. It is written on a bark (kulit kayu) using ink extracted the roots of plants.