Mask factory in Ambalangoda

The ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, Sri Lanka is a country that lays claim to a rich history of over 2,500 years during which industries of agriculture, irrigation and art flourished under the reign of mighty kings. The ancient, intricate art of masks, which is still practiced today, is a prime example of Sri Lanka’s…

Mask Museum, Ambalangoda Faces of Tradition and Culture

Sri Lanka is indeed a land like no other with many wonderful delights to be experienced by the visitors in the forms of magnificent beaches, wonderful historical ruins and structures, appealing traditions and cultures of the locals as well as unique and quaint local handicrafts of intricate beauty. An industry that has been flourishing in…

Ambalangoda – Explore traditional arts and crafts

The very name Ambalangoda evokes in the mind elaborate puppets who obey one’s command at the mere pull of a string and ornately carved masks gleaming in life-like vibrance that only the local craftsmen in the area are capable of creating. Head towards this charming village synonymous with authentic handicrafts, while lodging at one of…

Mask Museum at Ambalangoda, a fascinating establishment

The town of Ambalangoda in Sri Lanka boasts an age-old mask making tradition. The well known Ambalangoda Mask Museum was established with the intention of introducing the exotic and vibrant mask making tradition to foreign visitors as well as Sri Lankans. An appealing mystique and a rich cultural heritage are attached to this unique art…