Ceylon 1955 Reel 12 of 24


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Film Id:F16-0092
Film Description:Reel 12 of 24
Unedited travelogue


Reel 12 of 24
Unedited travelogue

1955: Reel 12: Ceylon. [Sri Lanka] August 5-16. Colombo. Delhi, India. Kashmir

Colombo--Esala Perahera; bringing out the Buddha's tooth in a mobile shrine.
Several views of portable shrine.
Views of Sri Dalada Maligawa temple, which houses the Buddha's tooth.
Views of a Hindu temple, Siva Nataraj.
Tamil Brahmins, decorated priests.
Girl with heavy ear-rings, nose pieces.
Man on stilts. [1 mws, 1 cu]
Parade in antique autos traveling on street. [Sign says: “Mad Caravan”]
Covered wagon with long bamboo sticks.
Various family camp meeting scenes.
Man holding holly die and plunger, possibly used to decorate 'cake" .
More camp meeting scenes.
A temple at Delhi; interior and exterior, [dark interior]
Kashmir Boats at Srinagar; many Lake Nagin, [Dal Lake] scenes.
Boats on way to market.
Large houseboat being poled. Note: walk-ways on side.
Dal lake scenes.
Weaving a reed mat.
Lake scenes.
Raising water, using weighted pole. (Note: footwork) [1 ws, 1 cu]
Irrigation. Water flowing from pole.
Paddling boats on river.
Lotus flowers.
Lotus flowers, [cu]
Men lifting plank bridge across lake and channel.
Dal lake.
Reflection of cloud in lake.
Modern house.
Raising water using double poles.
Nishat Garden
Video Category:Travelogue
Film Creator:Watson Kintner
Topics:Sri Lanka, Kandy, Esala Perahera, Buddhism, Buddhist festivals, Tamil people, Hinduism, Delhi, Kashmir
Tags: Buddhism | Buddhist festivals | Delhi | Esala Perahera | Hinduism | Kandy | Kashmir | Sri Lanka | Tamil people
Rights:All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org.

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