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Persian painted shield
Persian steel shield with fine Qajar style painted dome.
Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that resembles the leaf of a sacred fig tree.
Sinhalese lacquered cane
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible rattan.
A fine Sinhalese bow
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese lacquer work
Sri Lankan craftsmen used methods of applying decorative lacquer that did not involve a brush to great effect.
Literally "arrow-makers", a Sinhalese class of craftsmen that did wood turning and lacquer work.
Sinhalese term for a decorative motif that consists of elongated triangles with two sides of equal length.
Gal-bindu (ගල් බින්දු)
A Sinhalese decorative motif in lacquer that consists of diamond shapes.