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Milk rice for milk mothers

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Original languageOther
Publisher or commissioning bodyVimeo
Media of outputVideo
Size114 MB / 6:01 mins
DatePublished - 2015

Abstract

The fulfilment of a vow made to Pattini can also take the form of an invitation to seven ‘milk mothers’ (kiri-amma), who are associated with the goddess. The mothers, chosen for their good reputation and standing in the community, are invited for a pre-dawn meal consisting of seven dishes rich in coconut milk. Preparations for the meal begins the previous evening and go on all night with family, friends and neighbours helping. The video is part of a set of documentaries that looks at the cosmology that emerges from the kitchens of Sri Lanka.

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