Roof belonging to a model Sri Lankan padda boat. Hard wooden structure nailed together.
Padda boats are used on inland waters in Sri Lanka to transport passengers and can be used to throw large nets in shore fishing. They are generally flat bottomed vessels with either a planked sewn hull or double dugout canoes connected with transverse beams supporting a platform. These vessels contain arched mat roofs covering most of the boat and can be towed, rowed, poled or sailed. The roofs on large padda are usually constructed from one mat roof covering most of the length of the boat with additional mats over this structure fore and aft. These roof sections could be portrayed through this particular model.