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Bō-koḷa

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that resembles a heart or an ace of spades.
Sinhalese lacquered cane

Sinhalese lacquered cane

Description

An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible rattan.

Fine Sinhalese lacquered bow logo

A fine Sinhalese bow

Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese lacquer logo

Sinhalese lacquer work

Sri Lankan craftsmen used methods of applying decorative lacquer that did not involve a brush to great effect.
Sinhalese lacquer workers

Ī-vaḍuvō

Literally "arrow-makers", a Sinhalese class of craftsmen that did wood turning and lacquer work.
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Patura

Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of elongated triangles with two sides of equal length.
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Gal-bindu (ගල් බින්දු)

A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of diamond shapes.