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Dluwang, a Javanese/ Madurese Tapa from the Paper-mulberry Tree. Writing Material from Indonesia

@inproceedings{Teijgeler2009DluwangAJ,
  title={Dluwang, a Javanese/ Madurese Tapa from the Paper-mulberry Tree. Writing Material from Indonesia},
  author={Ren{\'e} Teijgeler},
  year={2009}
}
Dluwang is mainly known as a writing material from Java and Madura. Islamic manuscripts especially are written on this material. Unfortunately many of the manuscripts are in bad shape, they seem whet the appetite of insects and not seldom are severely affected by all kinds of moulds. Many experts on Javanese language and literature wonder what dluwang is. Is it just another name for paper; is it made of manioc and the same as kertas telo; is it a beaten treebark generally known as 'tapa'? At… Expand
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