Week 39

Palm leaves

Letters to Mads Lange (1807-56) - The King of Bali - written on plam leaves. Lange was a Danish sailor and merchant. He originated from Rudkøbing, Denmark and he established himself as a merchant at Lombok in 1834, in 1839 at Bali. His merchant house exported coffee, spices and tobacco and imported textiles and weapons. On the palm leaf from his Balinese wife, he has written with a pencil: "Fra min Balli Kone til Mig" (from my Balli wife to me).
Oriental Collection, Malay (Bal) 1.