Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Medical Inscription Bowls

Bowls inscribed with different Jawi scripts were used to treat diseases, disorders and problems in the Malay society. They are still being used today.

There are stone or porcelain bowls with reddish Jawi scripts, presumably written with the red ink of the za'faran stamens (saffron).

Water is poured into the inscribed bowls and verses read. The water is then poured from the inscribed bowls into cups or bottles for patients to take home for consumption.

This water from the inscribed bowls is used for many reasons which are worth studying.