Costumes of Sri Lanka

 
9789559764601: Costumes of Sri Lanka

The scope of this book is the evolution of Sri Lankan costumes spanning from around 6th century B.C. with the first available records of the island’s dress form, to the post-independence era. This broad time span begins with hints of a pre-Vijayan culture of costumes and textiles and ends in the post independence politics and its relationship to dress both in prescription and practice. Sculptures, graffiti, paintings, literature and photographs in the book provide an engrossing glimpse of the traditions of clothing in this multi-cultural island.

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Garvin Wimalaratne has a Ph.D from the Academy of Sciences, Philadelphia 1984. He is currently the director, National Archives Sri Lanka,. He has authored many works on history and archival Sciences. Notable among them are Personalities in Sri Lanka, Principles of Reprography, Guide to Sources of History of Sri Lanka and Buddhist revival in Sri Lanka.

Dian Gomes is the CEO of Slimline (Pvt.) Ltd and a group director MAS Holdings one of the largest intimate apparel manufacturing groups in Asia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants U.K., the president of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in Sri Lanka 2001, Advisor to the Rana Viru Seva Authority, Government of Sri Lanka and lecturer at the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka. He has received executive education at Wharton Business School, Ashridge Business School and Harvard Business School. Dian spend his free time as a landscape artist and lives with his wife Dehara and two daughters in Colombo.

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