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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2020, 04:55 AM
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A collection of folding Knives 17th -18th Century...

A collection of folding Knives 17th -18th Century from the Kandy Museum Sri Lanka.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,788
Excellent example of a Patisthana. I am from Sri...

Excellent example of a Patisthana. I am from Sri Lanka and these are always a pleasure to see for me.

These patisthana with second set of wings are believed to be guard arms for artillery and from...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 29th April 2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,404
Sri Lankan location confirmation

coming in to the discussion a bit late as I just only ran in to it. being from Sri Lanka I can confirm that this image is Sri Lankan.

The image seem to be early 1900's and include a group of local...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd September 2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Hi Marcus, Just a note on the Kasthana you had...

Hi Marcus,

Just a note on the Kasthana you had posted. Based on my experience this seem to be a recent replica manufactured by a local "Antique Dealer" for sale to tourists. you can find many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
Fernando, We know that the Sinhala texts use the...

Fernando, We know that the Sinhala texts use the term Kasthana as early as mid 1500's; yet as you say no reference to Kasthana in Portuguese texts. may be this is evidence that indicate that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th April 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
Fernando, The figures you note on the Casket are...

Fernando, The figures you note on the Casket are really unusual in that the upper part of the dress is quite Portuguese while the lower part seems Sinhala. May be it is part of a jestering actors...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
Fernando, yes both caskets are included in the...

Fernando, yes both caskets are included in the catalogue I copied the images from. I forgot to mention that it was from the second one. The image accuracy seem quite good judging from other elements...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
missed one- the coronation of King Buwanekabahu

missed one- the coronation of King Buwanekabahu
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th April 2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
one of the images included by Ibrahiim in the...

one of the images included by Ibrahiim in the collection of Ivory caskets is of particular interest and relevance in a different way to the topic in question- I quote from - “A catalogue of ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
Yes it is known that the Portuguese warrior was...

Yes it is known that the Portuguese warrior was Pinhao. Thanks Fernando for putting much time in to this. I had not seen this particular paper but seen Similar ones. there are 3 interpretations...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th March 2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
Including an image carved by a Portuguese artist...

Including an image carved by a Portuguese artist currently at the Maha Saman Devala (temple) premises in Rathnapura. the stone carving depict the Portuguese captain slaying a local chief. There is...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
Ibrahiim; Just to note that except in the case of...

Ibrahiim; Just to note that except in the case of Kings and then later era mudelliers serving under colonial masters- Kashane was not worn on a sash, but hung from the belt usually with a spring...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
Fernando; I believe that is an omission by the...

Fernando; I believe that is an omission by the artist who had not seen the kasthana himself. Similar errors abound in his work but there is also much that can be corroborated with known sources to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th March 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
Some additional images with kasthana to add to...

Some additional images with kasthana to add to Ibrahiim's :) - from Herport 1669 (drummers) and Knox 1681 the Knox illustrations were done by an artist in Europe with instructions from the author so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
I must say Jim that despite all that you would...

I must say Jim that despite all that you would read- in the ground context of Sri Lanka Makara or Lion is not considered as any god or deities. You must realize Sinhala context is not Hindu either...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 64,533
I must say that I had decided to stay away from...

I must say that I had decided to stay away from the thread; not due to being unable to stand argument as some might suggest-but as it no longer seems objective about the study that for me is one of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Fernando, great to have this image- actually it...

Fernando,
great to have this image- actually it seems quite accurate, the Hair and mustache styles, ornaments etc. match the style of the Sinhalese (Chingalas) at the time. so the weapons should...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd February 2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Fernando- still a bit puzzled by the Calachurro....

Fernando- still a bit puzzled by the Calachurro. The term “Kala Kiringne” is still in use for a type of knuckle duster. but even the word “Kala Kirichchiya” is not in proper use as to my knowledge....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Adding two more swords. including "Kandy...

Adding two more swords. including "Kandy ritual sword" extracted from a paper by G.L.Anandalal Nanayakkara (included in the above publication) which I believe is a valuable link as a transitional...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
sorry images failed to attach- re...

sorry images failed to attach- re sending

Prasanna
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st February 2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Dear KukulzA I am including a few references...

Dear KukulzA

I am including a few references regarding a basic timeline of Sri Lankan swords primarily from the publication “Ancient Swords Daggers & Knives in the Sri Lankan museums” by P.H.D.H.De...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th January 2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Vandoo, Regarding the images; The mudellier (...

Vandoo,
Regarding the images; The mudellier ( SINHALESE CHRISTIAN INTERPRETER) never saw battle and the kasthane was only a rank symbol and often was of little value as weapon within that context....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th January 2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Ariel, Sorry about delay in checking up on your...

Ariel,

Sorry about delay in checking up on your info. I checked with Ajantha and he says he was trained in the weapon by his grandfather. Beyond that it is somewhat difficult to trace “solid”...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st January 2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Ibrahiim, Yes this flag is modern- but as you...

Ibrahiim, Yes this flag is modern- but as you know it was copied and modified off the Banner of the Last Sinhala King. Also including an image of a Lion Flag inscribed among the murals of the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th January 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 133,764
Ariel, The Ethuna kadu (Rolled up Sword) is not a...

Ariel, The Ethuna kadu (Rolled up Sword) is not a mainstream weapon and is only still practiced by very few Angam martial artists in Sri Lanka. old examples of weapons seem virtually non-existent ...
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