Language: Sinhala
Source: Standard literature

Description

Palā peti is the Sinhalese term for a decorative motif, often in lacquer, that resembles a row of stylized petals.

It is also called Pahade.

 

Pahade

Pāhaḍe or palā peti

(From colored drawings by Ethel M. Coomaraswamy.)

Further reading

Article: Sinhalese lacquer work

 

Notes
1. For an explanation of the method of Sinhalese lacquer work, see Ananda Coomaraswamy; Mediæval Sinhalese art, Broad Campden Essex House Press, 1908. Pages 215 - 217, 330 and plate XXIV.

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