Monday, July 18, 2016

Love the lattice work on the local craftsmanship for the roof of Sirisena's room, NO not the President!

This is likely to be one of the last roofs to be built in Sri Lanka under local craftsmanship, as it is a coconut palm thatch that will cover this roof. In future all roofs will be metal structures, with even metal roofing sheets, as asbestos is also banned, and tiles are too expensive, and will not tolerate a monkey invasion here!

My problem now is to find coconut thatch as that too is a dying art, where the roofs need to be thatched every two years, and with labor expensive, people prefer to use foreign material (foreign to the surroundings here, I mean. I use only local people from the village, so little money goes out of the village, but in time, everything will be pre fabricated and brought in, and that is called PROGRESS

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