Posted 4 years ago
I purchased this a number of years ago from an individual. I have no idea what it is. Basically, it is a piece of wood (bamboo?) carved and made into a cover and a back. Each piece has a hole drilled through the middle. Inside the "book" are "pages" also made out of a wood (bamboo?) again with a hole punched through each. The art seems to tell a story maybe of a warrior and is done in ink from what I can tell. The back of each "page" has some kind of script. I have no idea what language is. A string with a bead on the end has been strung through the hole on the pages and covers and on the other end of the string is some kind of Asian coin. I cannot identify it either. It has a square middle and four symbols around it. Any one have a guess as to what this item might be? Thanks!