from the havelis of Rajasthan - chairs, tables, bookracks and cupboards
including a wide selection of the very popular cart range of furniture.
Antique doors, windows and window frames, all exquisitely carved.
These are some
of thefascinating artifacts the Hermitage Gallery has collected
for its second anniversary sale to be held at the Gallery premises
at Gower Street, Colombo 5 on May 9, 10 and 11.
there's plenty to interest the discerning collector. Printed ephemera
on display include old maps, postcards, prints, wood-cuts and lithographs
of old Ceylon. The collection of rare books has a comprehensive
selection of work by George Keyt, Martin Russell and the very rare
'An Account of the Island of Ceylon' by the Dutch explorer Philippe
Baldeus. There are also paintings by George Keyt, others of the
43 Group and photographs by Lionel Wendt. And if you're nautically
inclined, you may want to look at the range of compasses, port and
starboard lights, telescopes and sextants.
elaborately embroidered silk bedspreads, antique dowry boxes and
many more interesting items make up the display. On Sunday, May
11, there's an added attraction, for visitors can get a sketch of
themselves done by Jagath or a custom designed henna tattoo by the
Hermitage's Mehendiwalli from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.