Language: Sinhalese
Source: Standard literature

Description

Lanu daṉgaya is the name for a decorative motif that resembles knotwork.1

 

 

Lanu dangaya

Lanu-daṉgaya

(From colored drawings by Ethel M. Coomaraswamy.)

Notes
1. See Ananda K. Coomaraswamy; Medieaval Sinhalese Art, Pantheon Books, New York, Second Edition of the 1908 original, 1956. Page 216-217, 330 and plate XXIV.

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