Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Contrasting styles of women's attires

Subject

Women's clothing--Social aspects
Wall paintings--Madavala Vihara, Kandy (Sri Lanka)

Description

This scene from the wall paintings of the Madavala Vihare illustrates an episode in the Uraga Jataka (one of the former birth stories of the Buddha). It is interesting to note that the ladies of the household, a Brahmin family according to the story, do not cover the upper part of their bodies when they are at home, but are fully clothed when they go out. In contrast, the maid does not cover the upper part of her body on either occasion.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Madavala Vihare, Bokkavala, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 18th century A.D.
Period of study: 1986-1987
Version: 01/12/2014

Contributor

Co-Author: Seneviratna, Harsha
Technical Officer: Wijesinghe, Lalith
Technical Assistant: Jayasundare, Subhashini
Photographer: Madanayake, I.S.
International Center for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies, Colombo

Rights

All rights reserved by International Center for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka.

Relation

Forms part of Photographic documentation of Women as depicted in early Sri Lankan sculpture and painting / Slide in present collection

Format

JPEG 2000

Language

eng

Type

image

Identifier

PDWESLSP.S.161

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Contrasting styles of women's attires," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12658, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12658 (accessed April 25, 2019).

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