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Lankan Gallery

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Choose from 143 pictures in our Lankan collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Playing the Rabana drum - Sinhalese - Colombo, Sri Lanka Featured Print

Playing the Rabana drum - Sinhalese - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Playing the Rabana drum - Sinhalese people - Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Maha (big) Rabana or Banku (bench) Rabana, played by two or more people at a time is used at wedding festivals and Sinhala New Year Celebrations in Sri Lanka. It also symbolizes the spring festivals of the country. Generally women are the best players of the Banku Rabana and a special system of Raban Pada is in practice among them. One reads out the beat loudly and plays it in collaboration with others. Some of the onlookers would enjoy the music with dance in order to tune it for better sounds. The Rabana (as can be seen on this card) is kept on three wooden trunks about 18 inches high and the leader kindles fire under the instrument so that it can be tuned for finer sounds. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 1 Featured Print

Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 1

Mahout rests on Raja, an old blind elephant, after giving him a bath in the River Maha Oya near the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka Date: 1994

© Philip Dunn / Mary Evans Picture Library

1990s, 1994, 90s, Blind, Bliss, Down, Ease, Elephant, Kegalle, Lanka, Lankan, Lying, Mahout, Male, Nineties, Orphanage, Pinnawala, Raja, Relax, Relaxation, Resting, Sleep, Sri, Trunk, Tusker, Tusks, Water

Veddhas (Wanniyala-Aetto or Forest People), Sri Lanka Featured Print

Veddhas (Wanniyala-Aetto or Forest People), Sri Lanka

Survival International say that as of February 2010, there are less than 2000 surviving members of this Tribe - the Veddhas (also known as Wanniyala-Aetto or Forest People) - a Sri Lankan aboriginal group in direct descent from the Islands neolithic community dating from 16, 000 BC or earlier. Here shown practising with long bows. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection