Sri Lanka - Geta Beraya and Udekkiya players
Traditional Sri Lankna drums and drummers. The standing player is holding a hill country drum called the Geta Beraya (a drum with a knot). This is the main drum used to accompany dance sequences in all Kandyan rituals. The right face is covered with the hide of a monkey or monitor lizard and the left side is covered with cattle hide, which is used to provide a finer sound. The seated player is holding a Udekkiya, a very handy drum predominantly used during Kandyan rituals and folk dances. It is played with one hand while handling and controlling the sound by pressure applied on the string and Sawarama with the other. Date: circa 1908
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Sculpture depicting the goddess of fertility, artifact
Sculpture depicting the goddess of fertility, artifact originating from Tepetzintla (Mexico). Pre-Colombian Civilization. Maya art. Sculpture. MEXICO. FEDERAL DISTRICT. Mexico City. National Museum of Anthropology.
© J. Bedmar/Iberfoto/Mary Evans
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