Language: Sinhalese
Source: Standard literature

Description

Ādāra-koṇḍu or "plain lines" is the Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of lines.1

 

Adara kondu

Ādāra-koṇḍu lacquer work decoration on the shaft of a Sinhalese patisthānaya.
They are the plain lines perpendicular to the shaft's length that divide the other motifs.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2019.

 

Adara-kondu

Ādāra-koṇḍu lacquer work decoration on a Sinhalese lacquered cane.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2020.

 

Further reading

Article: Sinhalese lacquer work
 

Notes
1. See Ananda K. Coomaraswamy; Medieaval Sinhalese Art, Pantheon Books, New York, Second Edition of the 1908 original, 1956. Page 216-217.

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