Chuksung Collection of Lepcha Manuscripts [19th - 20th century]

Digital images of a selection of manuscripts from the Chuksung collection. The manuscripts were acquired by Chuksung Lepcha from villages across Sikkim. The collection holds some interesting texts, although many of the manuscripts are in a poor condition and difficult to identify.

Showing 1 to 10 of 10 results
  • The story of the resurrection of Sakon: sakon delúk sá sung

    File Ref: EAP281/5/1
    The story of the resurrection of Sakon: sakon delúk sá sung. 215×125 mm; 50 pages; ms handmade, bookform, black cloth cover, stitched; handmade paper; black ink; scribe and date unknown; condition reasonable to poor, many dirt, ink and water stains, some p ...
  • Religious text

    File Ref: EAP281/5/2
    Religious text. 185×76 mm; 28 pages; ms handmade, bookform, one quire, stitched; handmade paper; scribe and date unknown; condition poor, discolouration, dirt, ink and water stains, traces of mould, text difficult to read; p. 27 illustration of chörten and ...
  • Prayers to the chörten: chotyen munlóm [30 April 1962]

    File Ref: EAP281/5/3
    Prayers to the chörten: chotyen munlóm. 177-8×127 mm; 44 pages; ms handmade, bookform, one quire and cover, stitched; handmade paper; black ink; scribe P.T. Lepcha, p. 2 and inside reverse cover ms signed P. T. Lepcha and dated 30/4/62; condition reasonabl ...
  • Religious text

    File Ref: EAP281/5/4
    Religious text. 194×90 mm; 58 pages; ms handmade, bookform, one quire, cover missing; handmade paper; black ink; scribe and date unknown; condition poor, ms incomplete, water and ink stains, pages missing, first and last pages damaged and illegible. ...
  • Religious text

    File Ref: EAP281/5/5
    Religious text. 180×125 mm; 30 pages; ms handmade, bookform, one quire, cover missing; handmade paper; black ink; scribe and date unknown; condition poor, ms incomplete, water and ink stains, pages missing, last page torn, some pages illegible because of f ...
  • "The story of Lord Tashe, tashe sung"

    File Ref: EAP281/5/6
    The story of Lord Tashe: tashe sung. 205×115 mm; 42 pages; ms handmade, bookform, one quire and paper cover, stitched; handmade paper; black and blue ink; scribe and date unknown; condition reasonable to poor, possibly incomplete, some loose pages, ms part ...
  • Astrology: chotshât ngâk shang sá tsu

    File Ref: EAP281/5/7
    Astrology: chotshât ngâk shang sá tsu. 255×125 mm; 30 pages; ms handmade, bookform, one quire, stitched, front paper cover present, back cover missing; blue ink; scribe and date unknown; condition poor, partly illegible because of fading, some pages torn, ...
  • "Various religious texts; nityu juk sá cho, mu wúng nun sá tyú júk thó...

    File Ref: EAP281/5/8
    Various religious texts, contains: nityu juk sá cho, mu wúng nun sá tyú júk thó ká thing wung cho, sá tyú júk thó ká thi wúng cho. 343×110 mm; 68 pages; ms handmade, bookform, one quire, stitched, loose paper cover; machinemade paper; black, red and blue i ...
  • Ancestral worship: thíkúng nyikúng ?ítsá rumfát

    File Ref: EAP281/5/9
    Ancestral worship: thíkúng nyikúng ?ítsá rumfát. 184×106 mm; 36 pages; ms handmade, bookform, one quire, stitched; machine made paper; black ink; scribe and date unknown; condition poor, ms eaten away by rodents, all pages damaged, making text partly illeg ...
  • "Religious text, possibly The story of Lord Tashe: tashe sung"

    File Ref: EAP281/5/10
    Religious text, possibly The story of Lord Tashe: tashe sung. 285×95 mm; 79 pages; ms handmade, pages not folded but separate, loosely stitched; machinemade paper; scribe and date unknown; condition reasonable, incomplete, last pages damaged, some traces o ...