Wood Carving in Sri Lanka

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Wood Carving is a source of joy to the artist. To attack the raw material, gradually to extract a shape out of it following one’s desire, or sometimes the inspiration of the material itself; this gives the sculptor great joy

Sri Lanka has been famous for wood carving since ancient times. As a South Asian country, we have a unique reputation. Many remarkable wood carvings had been done by great Sri Lankan sculptors and even today these carvings stand to prove the living heritage. The continuation of knowledge has never been stopped. Although we live in the 21st century, the best example is our living sculptors. They are truly interdisciplinary sculptors.

elephant bridge
elephant bridge

With the aid of modern technology, This industry has reached its pinnacle. Beautifully sculptured handmade carving has been making by using the time-tested techniques. Sri Lanka’s exquisite wood carving traditions have marked a foremost place in the world. When you travel in this island, You will be able to buy many beautiful handcrafted wares. Among them, Wooden(Ebony and other ) Elephants and animal Figure, Lord Buddha and other Statues and Sculptures, Bowls, Cups and Plates, Stupa, Wall Hangings, Home Décor, Jewelry, Toys, Ornaments, Fashion Accessories, Gift box and a lot of more can be bought at attractive prices.

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As Sri Lanka being a Buddhist country, wood-carved statues of Buddha are quite common. Living-orthodox sculptors in modern days are more responsible for making these remarkable creations. It needs patience and experience. And the beautiful carving of wooden elephants can also be found in many shops(Ceylon Art Shop, Laksala and Oakray Wood Carving are very famous) in Sri Lanka. These ornaments are elegantly designed and painted to resemble elephants that take part in temple processions on the island. Many Sri Lankans believe that, having these wood carvings of elephants will bring prosperity. It has been deeply dipped into the hearts of the people

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The delightful array of wooden ornaments can be found all over the island. Ambekke is the place where you can witness the spectacular beauty of ancient Sri Lankan Wood Works. These remarkable carvings that adorn the pillars of Embekke Temple will truly take your breath away.

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