Language: Sinhala
Source: Standard literature

Description

Palā peti is the Sinhalese term for a decorative motif, often in lacquer, that resembles a row of stylized petals.

It is also called Pahade.

 

Pahade

Pāhaḍe or palā peti

(From colored drawings by Ethel M. Coomaraswamy.)

Further reading

Article: Sinhalese lacquer work

 

Notes
1. For an explanation of the method of Sinhalese lacquer work, see Ananda Coomaraswamy; Mediæval Sinhalese art, Broad Campden Essex House Press, 1908. Pages 215 - 217, 330 and plate XXIV.

Do you have anything for sale?

I might be interested in buying it.

Contact me

Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.

€300,-

With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.

€300,-

A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.

€400,-

A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.

Price on request

Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.

€1500,-

Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.

€1650,-