A very typical example of a palm leaf manuscript threaded
on a single cord with relatively plain wooden covers.

A single leaf from a particularly fine
Burmese manuscript threaded on two (red) cords.

Thailand - Cambodian script.
A fine leaf, from a set of 18, illustrating and retelling a well known Jataka story.

A gilded and lacquered wooden cover board in the Burmese style. There would normally be two boards - top and bottom - with the degree of ornamentation varying.