Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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pustaka

A type of book consisting of long strips of thin bark, or an imitation paper produced from the bark of trees. The Sanskrit word "pustaka" is used for this kind of book in North Sumatra, Java, and other areas, while the word "pustaha" is used in South Sumatra. Pustakas were written in brilliant ink on long strips, which were folded concertina-wise and tied together with string woven from rushes. (164 )




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