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Handmade arts and crafts from Sri Lanka

London, England | 69 Sales

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Handmade arts and crafts from Sri Lanka

London, England 69 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Handmade arts and crafts from Sri Lanka

Hello! I'm Sarah, a graphic designer from London with a love of arts and crafts from Sri Lanka. My family lived in the country for six years when I was a teenager (too long ago for me to say!) and I visited frequently during holidays from boarding school in the UK.

My father was working as an engineer in Sri Lanka and we travelled extensively around the island, falling in love with the diverse scenery (anything from cool misty mountains to hot tropical beaches), the wildlife (elephants, monkeys and peacocks a particular favourite), history (fabulous ancient sites, ruined cities and amazing Buddhist temples), culture (seeing the annual Perahera festival in the hill city of Kandy, with the dancers, jugglers, hypnotic drums and dressed-up elephants converted me forever!) and of course the arts and crafts, some of which I will be bringing to this Etsy store…

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  • Barefoot

    Sri Lanka

    Barefoot is an ethical company set up in Sri Lanka to provide employment to artisans and help them make a living producing traditional Sri Lankan arts and crafts.

  • Earthbound Creations

    Sri Lanka

    This company was started a few years ago by a young man with a vision - to recycle old newspapers. From a room in the back of his house, he developed the technique to make these amazing products. He now provides employment to local women who can work from home or on a part-time basis.

  • Janaka de Silva

    Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka

    Janaka paints wooden plates and recycled wooden panels with Buddhist motifs and scenes often featured in Sri Lankan temples

  • Kanchi Craft

    Sri Lanka

    This small business in Sri Lanka is owned and run by a young couple who work from home. Everything they produce is handmade using local materials.

  • Kandyan Arts Association

    Sri Lanka

    This company is a Sri Lankan government-sponsored organisation that aims to maintain and support traditional arts and crafts in Sri Lanka, and the livelihoods of local craftsmen and women who make these products.

  • Maximus

    Sri Lanka

    Maximus is a company which makes paper products out of elephant dung. The process involves extensive washing so the final result is odourless and very eco-friendly!

  • Mr Thennakoon

    Sri Lanka

    Mr Thennakoon runs a family business hand-turning and finishing products made from coconut wood.

  • Sanjeevane

    Sri Lanka

    Sanjeevane is an award-winning lacquer artist in Sri Lanka. He works from his home in a small village in the central hill country of Sri Lanka to create these delicately etched lacquer pots in a variety of colours. He uses traditional methods of pot turning, applying the lacquer and etching.

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