Sinhalese coolies from Matura, Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese coolies. Sri Lanka traditional costumes. Coulis Cingalais.

Sinhalese coolies from Matura of Laymastotte, Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese coolies from Matura of Laymastotte, Sri Lanka.

Coulis Cingalais

A group of Sinhalese coolies from Matura, employed on the coffee estate of Laymastotte. Laymastotte is an estate in Uva, Sri Lanka, located between Lemastota and Haputale Forest Reserve, and is also nearby to Lematota and Ranasinghagama.

Source: Sketches of the inhabitants, animal life and vegetation in the lowlands and high mountains of Ceylon as well as of the submarine near the coast, taken in a diving bell, by the Baron Eugène de Ransonnet. Printed for the author by Gerold & sold by Robert Hardwicke London 192, Piccadilly. 1867.

Related:




  1. Traditional Parsis in India.
  2. Chinese sceneries in 19th century.
  3. Typical pictures of Indian Natives.
  4. Costumes of Japan and Indonesia by Emile Gallois.
  5. The Indian Mughal Empire.
  6. The Persians in India.
  7. Plant drawings from an Indian Cotton Printer`s Pattern Book, 1910.
  8. Historical Asia costumes by Auguste Wahlen.
  9. Costumes of all countries by Alexandre Lacauchie 1850s.
  10. Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide.
  11. The costume of Turkey. Ottoman Empire 18th century.
  12. Costumes and scenery of Afghanistan.
  13. Provincial Russia. Russian Costume and Culture.
Upper class Chinese nobility costumes in 1840.
Upper class Chinese nobility costumes in 1840. From the book: Natural History and pictures of the... Read more
19th Century • Asia • China • Nobility
Natural History • Traditional Chinese costumes
Japan Geisha in traditional kimono playing the shamisen.
Japan Geisha in traditional kimono playing the shamisen 1910s. Read more
10s • 20th Century • Asia • Headdresses • Japan
Traditional Japanese costume
Armenian woman from Constantinople in traditional costume.
Armenian woman from Constantinople in traditional costume, 1850. Ottoman Empire costume Gallery:... Read more
1850 • 19th Century • Armenia • Asia • Ottoman Empire • Traditional
Ottoman Empire costumes • Traditional Armenia costumes
The Arab horse dealers in India.
 Arab horse dealers in India. In like manner to the Cabulis, the Arabs in India are mainly deale... Read more
19th Century • Arabia • Asia • India • Middle East • Traditional
Traditional Arabian costumes
Traditional India Panka-Wallah costume. Indian servant.
Dress of a Panka-Wallah (पङ्खा वाला), Indian servant. A punkah, from Hindi Pank... Read more
20s • 20th Century • Asia • India
Traditional India costumes
Nala and Damayanti. Indian myth and legend.
Nala and Damayanti. Indian myth and legend. Content A Noble Prince and Fair Princess — Swan Mes... Read more
10s • 1913 • 20th Century • Asia • India • Traditional
Traditional India costumes
Performance of the actors, at Nagasaki Japan.
Ladies witnessing the performance of the actors, at Nagasaki Japan. From the book: Two journe... Read more
1857 • 19th Century • Asia • Japan
Kimono • Kinahan Cornwallis • Theatre • Traditional Japanese costume
Jewish Priest in India, 19th century.
Jewish Priest The subject of this picture is a Jewish priest from Bagdad. There are a considerabl... Read more
19th Century • Asia • Ecclesiastical • India • Middle East
Ecclesiastical Dress • Traditional India costumes • Traditional Jewish Clothing

Traditional, historical dresses.

  1. Tyrolean national costumes 1835.
  2. Souvenir de L’Exposition Universelle de Vienne.
  3. Traditional Dutch national costumes.
  4. Traditional French national costumes.
  5. The Switzerland national costumes of 17th – 19th century originals.
  6. Folk dresses from Norway, Dutch, Germany and Hungaria.
  7. Mexico by Carl Nebel 1836.
  8. Costume of the Russian empire by Edward Harding.
  9. Serbian national costumes by Vladimir Kirin.
  10. Historical European costumes by Auguste Wahlen.
  11. The Highlanders of Scotland, 1870.
  12. Africa, the landscape and the people 1931.
  13. Historical costumes from Africa, America and Oceania.
  14. Traditional folk costumes of Italy and France in 1821.
  15. The Serbs in the Adriatic. Their types and costumes 1870-1878.