Gilding the Lily

Ena De Silva Aluwihare's multi faceted life was celebrated through a publication put together by her nephew Rajiva Wijesinha and funded by the Geoffrey Bawa Trust. Titled 'Guilding the Lily', it was presented to her as a surprise for her 80th birthday in 2002.

Celebrating Ena De Silva Aluwihare for her lifetime contributions to architecture and Sri Lankan traditions of related craft is tantamount to gilding the lily. One can only wish her on her 93th birthday by adding as she once memorably did "Darling, what are lilies for?"
(C. Anjalendran (June 2011, modified slightly October 2015)
Size 26cm x 26cm
Year of Design 2002
Author Rajiva Wijesinha
Design Copyline
Pages 108
Format Hardcover

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