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Sri Lanka's Woodcarving widely used in interior decorationMonday, January 05, 2015 > 09:38:39
(Government of Sri Lanka)
The Government has taken steps to uplift the woodcarving industry in Sri Lanka to target international market. Wood-carved decorative panels are used widely in Sri Lanka in the trade of interior decoration.
A wide range of handicraft items made of wood combine utility and beauty adding elegance to people’s lifestyle, such as wall hangings, fancy jewellery, figurines, sculpture, lacquer products, gift boxes, toys, educational items for pre-school children, household items are some of the woodcraft items produced in Sri Lanka.
Handicraft of woodcarving in Sri Lanka has a long history. The tradition of woodcarving in Sri Lanka is visible at Lankatilaka Temple and Ambakka Devale at Kandy. At these temples, miniature replicas of the low-relief wood carving done by the traditional woodcarvers can be bought at fair prices. The three dimensional carvings of ebony Elephants, Buddha are popular in Sri Lanka.