Beautiful hand-printed tibetan manuscript sutra. It is accompanied by dense hard redwood covers, the top cover is decorated with geometrical lines. The top side and the edges show a black thick glossy patina whereas in the inside there is no patina, a sign of great age. It is bound by a ribbon in various brown hues. When it comes time to print, the workers are divided into pairs and seated facing each other, bending over the thin wooden print blocks. One man covers the block in red or black ink, then the other places a thin piece of paper atop the block, bending further to firmly press the paper onto the wooden block with a roller. The completed print is then removed and taken away to dry.