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Friday, July 20, 2012

Kandy Esala Perehera in graphic quilling

Esala Perahera (the festival of the tooth) is a religious festival held in Sri Lanka and is a very colourful pageant, that takes place in the hill capitol, in July or August. It is a unique symbol of Sri Lanka.  and a Buddhist festival. The colourful pageant consists of dances and decorated elephants with the Majestic tasker(only elephants with tasks are taken) in his full glory, carrying the casket of the sacred tooth relic on his back. The pocession which takes about six or seven hours round the streets of Kandy, takes place daily, starting from the temple around 8pm, for about two weeks before the full moon and ends on the day of full moon.More than 150 elephants and over 500 dancers participate in the procession. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandian dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments. The festival ends with the traditional 'diya-kepeema'.
The Dalada Perahera is believed to have begun when the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka from India during the 4th century.
The perahera theme has been done by many artists in paintings. This is my version in quilling




Via Flickr:
http://www.anastasiaw.blogspot.com/

19 comments:

neli said...

A unique work! Work of art!

Jyoti Agrawal said...

This is wonderfulll.. I am short of words to describe the beauty u have made!!

Szalonaisa said...

Wonderful work!!!! So many fantastic details!!

quilled paper paradise said...

Annie, you are amazing!

SmilingArts said...

OMG..thats beautiful...!!!amazing work

lulu_ma said...

very impressive!

angelin said...

Awesome !!!!! Annie .

kalanirmitee creations said...

Beautiful!! Great work!!

nupurcreatives said...

Very beautiful... love the intricate details... :)

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

That's just plain outstanding! You amaze us with your original concepts Anastasia!

chillin with Quillin said...

Amazing, very interesting information on the celibration that goes on, thanks for sharing!!!
Paula

ARTiMAGINE said...

Bloody Hell!!!!

Unbelievable!!!!

GORGEOUS!!!!

Ann Martin said...

This is just fascinating, how lovely!

Nágela said...

Annie,
Thank you!
In addition to showing us his precious work also shares information on the traditions of his country. I was willing to meet a party celebrated since the fourth century.
Hugs.

SUGANTHI said...

Amazing work Annie!!

Otilia said...

Very nice, a lot of work and patience. I like the color

WhiteRacoon said...

impressive! only two colors, but so much detalization! cool!

kasia23112511 said...

It is amazing! so amazing!

Mekala Lokuhetti said...

it's really nice and hard work....