Monday, April 27, 2009

Chair #117

—Designer unknown

This is a Sri Lankan cane and ebony chair made for the British market. Look at those curvaceous arms, look at those front legs!

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An island nation in South Asia, Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon until until 1972. Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait.

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Now that we've had our geography lesson, it's interesting that the premium Ceylon tea has not changed its name to Sri Lankan tea. Sip on that.

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