Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Disposable umbrella, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

A variety of yam common in the jungle land of Sri Lanka has large leaves. This is called 'Habarala' - Colocasia esculanta -This is used to hold over the head as an umbrella, if one is caught in an unexpected  shower. Once used they are thrown away. You see a leaf thrown away lying on a rock in this picture.