Monday, 28 May 2012

Consider other cultures:

Mandalas: vividly depicted manuscripts, often ephemeral but still relaying information.

Jain - invitation scroll or Vij├▒aptipatra

A highly decorated formal letter inviting a leading monk of a certain monastic group to spend the next rainy season in a certain place.
These invitations take the form of long scrolls with text and paintings. The text consists of poetical description and praises.
 An example of an invitation scroll may be seen below
  

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