Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Wood carvings, Embekka Dewala, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

A man on a horse
A female playing the 'veena'
A stylised female
A female ?on a swan
Wood carving of various motiffs are found carved on the wooden supporting pillars. They belong to the 15th Century Present Era.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Embekka Dewala, rafters, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

The wooden rafters in the roof of the hall.
Note the wooden pillars supporting the hall and the design of the 'inverted lotus'.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Embekka Dewala, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Paddy store - 'Wee Bissa' - made of clay on a bamboo frame.
The Kitchen - 'Multhan gey' - of the temple.
They remain the same as they would have been about six centuries ago.

Monday, October 8, 2012

House-hold utensils, Lankathilake, Sri Lanka.

A brass container used to carry milk.
Various brass household utensils.
The brass utensils used in households in Sri-Lanka before the 1950s were heavy and needed constant polishing to keep them free of the green verdigris. If holed they could be easily repaired by the travelling tinker who visited the villages each year. These items were never thrown away. I saw these being sold as antiques at the entrance to the Lankathilaka Vihara.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lankathilaka Vihara, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Soldier-guardians at the entrance to the 'Budu-medura'
The 'Inverted lotus' design on the wood-work.