Chemical Identification of Palm Leaf (Corypha umbraculifera)

Sirichai Wangchareontrakul, Kulpanthada Janposri


Palm leaf from various kinds of palm trees in the family Palmae was used as writing material in Asian countries before the advent of paper The palm leaf was cut to size and a pointed metal was used to incise letter and drawing on the palm leaf Black charcoal powder was then applied and rubbed on the writing in order to make it visible.

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