Sri Lanka

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Wooden sculptures and carved furniture

Decorative wood carving has been an essential part of Sri Lankan architecture as evident in sixteenth to eighteenth century historic buildings around Kandy. Carving...

Stone sculpture

Stone carving is relatively a less popular art among contemporary Sri Lankan crafts, although it had been widely practiced and had reached the highest...

Sesat (fan)

Making of sesat, a large colourful circular fan mounted to a long decorated wooden pole used as a ceremonial sun-shade, is a unique craft...

Pottery

Pottery is the most widespread craft in Sri Lanka due to the utility value of clay-pots as basic household objects. Potters who traditionally occupied...

Metal crafts

Sri Lanka’s metal-based crafts include blacksmithing, bronze casting, brass casting and carving, and gold and silversmithing.  Blacksmithing has been a central craft as people...

Handloom textiles

Spinning and weaving is the oldest craft in Sri Lanka. According to legend, it is dated to sixth century BC. It reached the level...

Fibre crafts

Bamboo, rattan, rush, leaves of palms and pandanus, and plant fibers are used to make a variety of utility and ornamental items by Sri...

Coconut fibre and yarn making

The fibre extracted from the husk of the coconut known as coir has been the raw material for making yarns and ropes in Sri...