Thursday, December 6, 2012

The dressing up of a Hewisi band, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Anxious parents

Awaiting the head-dress

Tying the turban

A proud mother
Dressing up a Hewisi Band is a laborious process. The 'Gurunnanses' who taught the pupils the art of drumming take pride in dressing them up at the initiation ceremony. I took these photos at the ceremony.