Rare video footage on Java & Ceylon 1955 – Colombo, Galle.
No Sound – First Half in Java (Indonesia) & second half in Sri Lanka.
Producer: Watson Kintner
Audio/Visual: silent, color
Copyright: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
1955: Reel 6: Java-Ceylon. July 9-17. Semarang. Ceylon. Colombo. Galle. Ratnapura. Negorna.
Street scene, Semarang.
Boys fishing in canal.
Laundry in canal.
Tied up crabs, note: hat.
Wooden milk cans ( ? ).
Shore scenes from pier.
Large umbrella-shaped net for fish.
Portuguese man-of-war, propelling itself, (cu)
Water jar. [mws]
Market and street scenes.
Private toilets along canal.
Scenes on rubber plantation: collecting “milk”, [over-exposed]
Making reed mat.
High chicken coop with rope ladder.
Collection small oysters along shore.
A boat “caulked” with fiber at seams, [mws and cu]
Woman weaving palm leaves into mat.
Chicken coop between two trees and “ladder”, [mws]
Beating coconut fiber.
Rope making; several scenes, [all women]
Shoeing a bullock.
Two monks in yellow robes.
Cord burning (“for lime”?)
Two elephants along road.
Ferry boat. Market.
Gem pits at Ratnapura.
Earth dug up, put in baskets and washed in stream.
Stones or gems counted on bank by “owner”, (note: weaving in basket bottom)
Gems in hand.
Polishing gems, using lathe, [mws and cu]
Animal along road (alligator?).
Bread fruit- -Negoma.
Bundle of flowers.
Revolving oil press (with a rotating roof).
Pottery making using paddle and stone.
Boat scenes at fishing village