Source: Standard literature
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.
Pāhaḍe or palā peti
(From colored drawings by Ethel M. Coomaraswamy.)
Article: Sinhalese lacquer work
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.