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Re: help with Tamil palm leaf book



Roberta,

Others have also confirmed your assertion that the leaves were etched
and then "inked".

Other information collected:

Thanks for your interest.

The popular census of those who replied is that this is actually ancient
herbal remedies with an estimated age of up to 1000 years old!

The age is being based on the use of ancient words which are no longer
in use in the Tamil language.

I am still seeking more input.

Clarke

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