The lines are either hemp, cotton, or the fibre of the talipot palm (Caryota urens), which is obtained by maceration.
Fan-palm, a name sometimes given to the talipot palm or Corўpha umbraculifĕra, a native of Ceylon and Malabar.
In Orissa, till lately, writing was done on a talipot palm-leaf, on which the letters were scratched with an iron stylus.
The library of the temple held many richly bound Buddhist books, written on leaves made from the talipot palm.
There is one palm tree here––the talipot––that blooms when about forty years old with a loud noise and immegiately dies.
talipot, tal′i-pot, n. an East Indian palm with fan-shaped leaves.
Deer-hides were pegged down to form a carpet upon the floors, and the walls were neatly covered with talipot leaves.