Sri Lanka, rush and reed plants play key role in traditional craft industry, making mats, bins baskets and other products.
This Kurani was used as a safe storage box in ancient Sri Lanka, This cane kurani hand made from Sri Lankan Artisans.
Rush and reed plant species were once abundant in the wetlands of Sri Lanka and incorporated into the rice paddy fields, providing farmers with an additional resource to create household goods such as bags and mats. Above hand made reed lunch bag hand woven by a Sri Lankan Artisan.
Generally speaking, a gemstone is a stone that is beautiful, rare, and durable (resistant to abrasion, fracturing and chemical reactions). Some minerals can be very beautiful, but they may be too soft and will scratch easily. Others are too common and are given a semi-precious status. Most gemstones have good hardness (above 5) and a high index of refraction (the higher the index of refraction the greater the sparkle). All gemstones have some characteristics falling short of perfection though; even the seemingly perfect Diamond. Most gems are silicates which can be very stable, hard minerals. A few gems are oxides and only one gem, diamond, is composed of a single element, carbon. There are also many gemstones that are not true minerals, but which are gemstone varieties of recognized minerals.
Rush and reed plant species were once abundant in the wetlands of Sri Lanka and incorporated into the rice paddy fields, providing farmers with an additional resource to create household goods such as bags and mats. Above hand made reed cane mix bag was hand woven by a Sri Lankan Artisan.
Soothing and sophisticated, this Hand Crafted Leather Humpty is a fun way to spruce up a room. Accent your home with this Leather Humpty, made with high quality genuine leather, it will look great with your personalized designs. The perfect complement for your living room, bedroom or even your TV room, this humpty will make a handsome addition to your decor.
Stilt fishing is a fishing method unique to the people of Sri Lanka. The local stilt fishermen use stilts to catch their fish. These stilt fishermen located in Galle in Sri Lanka.
This handcrafted still fisherman is made out of mahogany wood by skilled craftsman from Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka - Miracle of Asia
Sri Lanka with its nearly 3000 years of history holds some of world’s ancient cities including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Digamadulla. Remnants of these once glorious cities, their palaces, temples, monasteries, hospitals and theaters intricately carved and modeled out of stone lay abandoned amidst the soaring mountains.
Of all the ancient sites the most famed and most exquisite is the Kingdom of Anuradhapura. Sri Lanka’s third and the longest serving capital and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world is also one of the most sacred cities of World Buddhists. It was the capital of Sri Lanka from the Fourth Century BC up to the turn of the eleventh Century and was one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. However the city itself is much older than the Kingdom of Anuradhapura and according to archeological evidence could have originated as far as tenth century BC. Anuradhapura was abandoned due to the due to repeated South Indian Invasions and was eventually forgotten with time until it was rediscovered in the early 19 th century.