PanSuriya Art Post


parabaik : the books, the font

Thanks to everyone who showed up despite the pouring rain for the reading.

I have made a new font for the Journal of Burma Studies cover redesign, after looking at parabaik (folding paper manuscripts); Sample Avaparabaiq font in usebelow are a few links to some parabaiks with particularly good script or design. You can download the font by clicking here It is easy to type if you know the Avalaser or NIU font layouts Look for some variations on the characters on the J, K, x, X, option-e, and | keys. If you use it somewhere, be so kind as to let me know in the comments or by emailing gallery at pansodan dot com. 

Here are some links to parabaik images, for research or pure appreciation.

http://taweb.aichi-u.ac.jp/DMSEH/Vol_1/ITOH093-03.jpg

http://taweb.aichi-u.ac.jp/DMSEH/vol_2/vol2/UMMT-1789.jpg

http://taweb.aichi-u.ac.jp/DMSEH/vol_2/vol2/UMMT-1918.jpg

http://www.elibrary.com.mm/parabike/html-sub/html-02/109.htm

kammava in square script

http://tinyurl.com/6xlc7t4

http://tiny.tw/9Ww (Northern Illinois University collection parabaik about cats)

Amazing tattoo manual with very beautiful handwriting, NIU collection

http://tinyurl.com/68vm2oz (NIU palm leaf manuscript)

http://tiny.tw/9Um (British Library tattoo manual, see image below)

http://www.bouwmanbooks.com/show_image.php?title=%28+Burmese+astrological+manuscript%29&image=msbir54_main.jpg

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O63684/manuscript-parabaik/ (at the Victoria and Albert Museum)

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