Saturday, December 12, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

City sights, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Entrance to Vihara Maha Dewi Park from Turret road.
Trees lining the High Level road near Pamankade

Swarna road, Pamankade

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Scenes around Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Tree lined avenue, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawathe,  from Malabe to the Parliament

Bridge on the road from Malabe to Pannipitiya, 'Paalan thuna junction'

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Making a 'Thabla' - drum, Matthegoda, Sri Lanka.

Cow or goatskin being stretched and dried.
Wooden mounts
Bric a bac to make the drums
Polishing the stretched skin

Tightening the surface by pulling on the camel skin threads
Measuring a perfect circle to cut away the excess skin
Collection of drums made here.
The making of drums is a family tradition going back for generations past.
The skin of the drum is made from goat or cow hide. The string is from camel skin imported from India. The body of  the drum is from a Margosa or coconut trunk. The tradition and secrets of making drums is passed on from generation to generation.  Photos taken at Sri Ruwanpathi Musical Instruments Manufacturers, 139, Dighenawaththe, Maththegoda,Sri Lanka. Tel No 0112780080

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