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Arms (crest) of Mannar

Country : Sri Lanka

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The arms show the Indian Maddar plant, which was used to produce a bright red dye, an important export product in the 18th century. Mannar was known for its red textiles.

The above image dates from a manuscript dating from 1717/1720. The town currently does not use arms.

Literature: Silva, de and Beumer, 1988.

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