Showing posts with label Avissawella. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Avissawella. Show all posts

Monday, December 4, 2017

Child's walking trainer, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.




"Nadai vandil' - 'Child's walking trainer' - a wooden toy popular in the 1940s in Jaffna. This was given to a toddler starting to walk. This was ideal when used on sandy soil. If used on hard concrete or a tiled floor there was no breaking action. I got this specially made for my Grand-children.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Inter-monsoonal rains, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Inter-monsoonal rains, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.
One of the plastic water tanks harvesting the rainwater from the roof, was overflowing in a few minutes. This water is used in our household to flush the toilets and general washing.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

A 'Whip-cracker' in action in a 'Katina Perahera', Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

At the end of the 'Vas' period (rainy season), Buddhist monks come out of their retreat. A robe is stitched by the 'Dayakayas' (devotees), taken in a "perahara' (procession) and is ceremonially handed over to the Head Priest. These are pictures from the 'Perahera'.

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