Handicrafts in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has a heritage of handicrafts. All crafts are made by hand. These handicrafts include weaving cloth, making baskets, leather items, potter, jewelers, woodwork, brass work and masks etc. Our handicrafts are an important part of the crafts tradition of our country. We must protect and maintain the flower of our heritage, so that they donít disappear with time.
Masks are imaginative creations of the village craft men coming down from ancient times. Masks are made of wood and used for rituals and folk plays. Masks are carved by crafts men according to patterns approved by costume and tradition. Amalangoda is famous for its mask making industry.
Sigiriya (Lion's rock) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos), which are reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves of India. The Sigiriya was built during the reign of King Kassapa I (AD 477 Ė 495), and it is one of the seven World Heritage Sites of