• Short Summary

    Elephants are washed in holy water and decorated with gold and silk for religious procession.

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    Kandy, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

    Man scrubbing ears of an elephant in the river (holy water, voice-over says, probably Ganges). Another man scrubbing head of an elephant - it seems that elephant likes it. More shots of elephants being washed before being decorated in gold and silk for the grand religious procession through the city.

    Various shots of the procession of heavily decorated elephants with men in traditional robes alongside carrying trays of fruit and girls (and men) in traditional clothes dancing ahead of the procession.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    837.37
    Media URN:
    12278
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:46:00 / 01:41:30:00
    Canister:
    35/76

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