One of the wonderful qualities of minority scripts is that often they have not been affected by the advent of printing, and still show the motion of the human hand. This remarkably fluid, springy design is a capital E in the Cham alphabet of Vietnam. It shows our own letter up as a conservative form that sees right angles and parallel lines as virtues.

Vietnam is the easternmost country on what is known as the Indochina peninsula.

Map of Vietnam

Price: $850

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