Monday, July 30, 2012
Peace IN fabrics ……………..
These are the days of 'parade of the peace'. 'Esala Maha Perahara' visit us and feel the wonder of art, unity,warmth, and colours of all countries,re visit the history of our country for a moment and meditate on the teachings of lord Buddha in Sri Dalada Maligawa.
the designs of costumes and art of the dancers, the colours of peace and religion of Sri Dalada Maligawa, the 'sathara maha devala', the colours of different flags of our past, come and visit and have 'peace of mind'.
i know that you need to find time in both the festivals mainly because these are also the days of festival of five rings. I am sure and we can expect them to bring back more peace in to their relevant countries after the ‘festival of peace’ ( Olympic 2012)
‘Constantinople was the city that connected Asia and Europe in peace and trade with foreign currency. The spices from our country for the Europeans, silk from china, Cotton from India the Constantinople was the meeting place of all like today in London (Olympic 2012)
Handloom fabrics ‘the very popular fabrics of our country surely will bring more peace in collaboration with ‘Batik and art’.
The long lasting fabrics weave using ‘strong threads of various colours brings a smile to any face, reasonable price, they are ‘any occasion’ all party’ fabrics. No problem in using ‘summer, spring, or winter, autumn’ I am sure you will find no problem wearing them in any of the seasons and for any weather conditions and colours will bring no harm for any season. ‘Fabrics are the signs of peace’ ‘sometimes we use locally produced threads and materials for our own designer wears.
The industries of garments in the country bring foreign currency in to country and produce millions of job opportunities for the girls and boys of the country. ‘Export them to many countries in Europe and to other parts of the world. ‘That is how ‘fabrics bring peace in to countries’. Some investors invest money on such business locally and internationally I do not have to explain the results of such activities.
Fabric and peace is not a new invention that certainly has a long history. Small and medium enterprises of the country are one of the best ‘threads of peace from the country to the whole world’.
the artists bring peace and harmony in to lives of the people. that is the art of all art like Poetry that combine with weaving of words.
the colours of shining sun bring brightness and liveliness in to the lives of all around the world.
in the ancient days 'ira' or the sun was the only 'time teller' for most of the families. they had the knowledge to tell the time just looking at their own shadow and looking at the rising sun from the East
my mother is an artist in sewing she brings her own earned money in to my family.
we have an Ocean full of artists whom can create wonders on the fabrics.
the tailors of all era know how to bring world before your eyes sometimes.
the designers, pattern makers, master cutters, sawing machine operators, helpers, laundry machine operators, the embroidery machine operators, etc they are threads of a garment.
it is not the person sometimes we see but the fabric and its art and design. How about giving a little different thought to the fabric we prefers to wear lets design something using the thread called 'peace and harmony' ?
i think this is an area which brings art, trade, and trust in to the minds and hearts of our people across world.
the fabrics are not just something that crowing princesses likes to wear. it is not just the 'sweat of the machine operator, or the weaver it is more than that i believe. it is sometimes the story of a small and medium entrepreneur.
the flags of a certain country or a area is not just a representative of its people that is a story of 'peace' and 'harmony', a mind of a creator and talents of art and understandings of people.
therefore we believe we have no right to burn or disrespect a flag of a any country. there are ways to show your anger and opposition ' talk and discuss'
i am sure you may have heard the message of the guardian of the Sri Dalada Maligawa by now al the procedures of the parade and the city plan apart from the Maha Sangha, the leader of the country
Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga dela Bandara is the diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa.
so keep some space in your heart if possible for 'fabric and peace'.
i am sure that it is not that difficult and it is just a few words or a thought away
May all beings be happy and become the ambassadors of peace!