Russia, Soviet Union (USSR).
Russian Title 'Art of the Ancient Nation'.
Long shot of tropical beach with palm trees in foreground. LS. Rooftops of unknown town in Soviet Union, possibly Moscow. Various shots of the people walking around exhibition of Ceylon arts in Russia. Various...
Elephants are washed in holy water and decorated with gold and silk for religious procession.
Footage of people at work in Ceylon.
Celebrating the death and birth of Buddha on Wesak Day in Sri Lanka.
200,000 people make pilgrimage celebrating 2,269 years of Buddhism on the island of Ceylon.
Views of pilgrims to a mountain shrine in Sri Lanka.
Thousands attend religious festival in Ceylon. Variable light quality.
An elephant is used to carry stones and repair sea dyke in Negombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Excellent coverage of the process of cutting, drying and packing tea.