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Sri Lanka is a land that boasts of a rich cultural heritage. During this long history, various arts and crafts evolved and some carried on as traditional industries that are practiced even today. As centuries passed by, various cultures and important historic events influenced these industries making them unique to the island. Whether you are looking to grab some authentic souvenirs or simply interested in learning about traditional Sri Lankan industries or staying at a Kandy guest house, take a look at some of the most amazing traditional arts and crafts of Sri Lanka that have evolved over the years.
Sri Lankan Crafts are the combination of the traditional & modern items of beauty with utility. Semi-mechanized products are the combination of the state of the art technology from both East & the West. Final artistic touches are given by the deft fingers of the expertly skilled hand. And also the talented craftsmen make ready – to- make products according to the design given at internationally competitive prices. In addition Sri Lankan craftsmen are well versed in international standards such as EN71 safety standards and CE Marks.
Sri Lanka handicrafts are of a history that runs back to millenniums. Production of Sri Lanka’s handicrafts, with the exception of Jewelry, is essentially a cottage industry: products are turned out making use of natural raw materials by means of time tested age-old techniques. The traditional skills have been preserved with its purity, resulting in the continuance of characteristic identity of Sri Lanka Handicrafts.
Cinnamon was one of the first traded spices of the ancient world. Cinnamon was a popular spice in the ancient Arab world and Arab traders have paved the way for Cinnamon to travel a long distance through the spice route to the Europen market. Cinnamon has motivated many historical voyages leading to discovery of New World by Christopher Columbus and Vasco De Gamma to Sri Lanka & South India.