Archaeological Department is using a particular kind of chemical for obliterating the
exterior surface so that the entire paintings below that surface become visible. At the
time of my visit the Archaeological Assistant, who is in charge, showed me the different
paintings and explained a very interesting thing which
may be mentioned here. "The present-day fashion of wearing the Hawaian shirts, with
full sleeves and half sleeves, made of
pictorial cloth has been nicely painted during the Chola times.
The drummers of the Imperial Cholas used to wear
half-sleeved Hawaian shirts with open neck when playing, on their drums, and the
full-sleeved open neck Hawaian shorts were worn by the pipers and the buglers as they
played on their pipes and bugles with their fingers only. It is apparent that the
World War II of this kind of dress in the country is nothing new to India".