Ceylon - Singhalese Girls Making Pillow Lace

Three girls in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are making pillow lace while sitting on the ground, using angled surfaces to aid the weaving. Six other people, including a baby, are standing or sitting near the wall of a house and a doorway in the background. The people in the background are wearing traditional garb, but the girls making lace appear to be in Western-style clothing. Lace weaving was not an art form native to Sri Lanka and was probably introduced by Dutch colonists, (1907).
Identifier
NYSA_A3045-78_A3398
Date
1907
Contributor
H.C. White Company (publisher)
Language
English
Source
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939. A3045-78, A3398.
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