I am honored to impart my experience as the Senior Design Consultant in the Product Development department at “LAKARCADE”. I am overwhelmed at the wealt
h of talent & creativity of our Sri Lankan Master craftsman & traditional artisans
After a decade of economic depression for local craftsman “LAKARCADE” is like an oasis in the desert and a ray of hope, opening new avenues for the sale of unique Sri Lankan handicrafts situated in heart of Colombo, and guidance of Mr.Anil Koswatte, there is hope for local handicrafts to reach greater heights.
Preserving our indigenous carpet heritage being our motto, my contribution is to deliver local craftsman to create designs for the current gift & souvenir market. Guiding them with themes, colours , proportions, packing & branding them with minimal weight, we have created some truly remarkable merchandise. We also enlighten our craftsman on current trends, contemporary colours & trends in international gift & souvenir markets.
We also unearth & revive hidden Sri Lankan design elements that have diminished over the years. We are proud of the successful craft entrepreneurs we have already created.
Craft is our passion
Preserving our heritage goal
Creating a unique one stop gift & souvenir emporium is our Aim.