Thursday, May 7, 2015

A 'Bakky Karaththe' at a hotel in Bope, near Padukka, Sri Lanka.

The 'Bakky Karaththe' drawn by a single bullock was a very fashionable mode of transport in Sri Lanka before the advent of the motor car. Cushioned seats with a central well to put the feet of passengers seated facing each other. Note the night lamps and the stirrup mount.