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Choose from 415 pictures in our Sri 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

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession Featured Print

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession

Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession through the streets of the city. This casket is taken on a royal tusker. The procession includes traditional dancers and drummers, flag bearers of the provinces of the old Kandyan kingdom, the Nilames (lay custodians of temples ) wearing their traditional dresses, torch bearers and also the grandly attired elephants. This ceremony which is annually held in the months of July or August, attracts large crowds from all parts of the country and also many foreign tourists.

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Following the Boer War, the British transferred many of their prisoners to various Featured Print

Following the Boer War, the British transferred many of their prisoners to various

Following the Boer War, the British transferred many of their prisoners to various countries and colonies under their domain in South and South East Asia. The Captain and the crew of the HMS Fox, having come to Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka in 1913, struck up the idea of having their ships insignia displayed on a nearby hillock. With assistance from the Boers, they placed white stones to depict a Fox followed by the year 1913. This gave rise to the particular hill being called the Fox Hill and to this day this hillock is called the Fox Hill. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection