Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A small, fast, bullock cart used for transport of people, Sri Lanka.

Bullock carts were used for 'comfortable' transport of people in the South Asia region, from time immemorial. The 'Thirukkal' - Tamil, 'Thirukkale' - Sinhalese, was used extensively in Sri Lanka till recent times. The above is a picture of a Thirukkal, kept as an exhibit at the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka. You also see an exquisitely carved wooden cupboard, next to the Thirukkal.