Discover Handicraft Sri Lanka

Undoubtedly, your souvenir basket from Sri Lanka will overflow with items of all types, given the extremely rich local handicraft. Wooden sculpted masks are among the most prized objects for tourists. Batiks, leather goods and precious stones are plentiful and will charm the regular customer. You will also find a vast diversity of baskets.

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    Sri Lankan celebration

    Dance is a central part of all Sri Lankan traditions and celebrations

    © BALAN MADHAVAN / age fotostock
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    Traditional dances

    In Sri Lanka, dances are a part of everyday life. There is one for every occasion: religious dances, ritual dances and dances to heal the sick are just a few examples, and percussionists provide the beat.

    © Dinodia / age fotostock
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    The origins

    Legend has it that Kandyan Dance was born 2,500 years ago, after a an exorcism ritual performed on a king.

    Qi Feng / 123RF
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    The Tandava


    Fedor Selivanov / 123RF
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    A night of folklore

    Once a year, nightfall gives way to dramatic representations of local folklore, which last between 7 and 10 minutes.

    Iryna Rasko / 123RF
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    An originally masculine dance.

    Initially, the dances were reserved for males. They have since been homogenised.

    Iryna Rasko / 123RF
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