Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka

Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka

 Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka
Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country rich with scenic beauty and it boasts about the country’s rich heritage. So far I’ve shared some historical places to visit during a holiday in Sri Lanka, however other than visiting historical places, you can also involve in exciting activities and watch and learn about Sri Lankan arts and crafts while experiencing the unique culture.

Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka
Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka

Traditional masks are one such wonderful thing to watch in Sri Lanka. If you visit the southern parts of Sri Lanka, Ambalangoda is popular for traditional masks and its manufacturing.

Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka

During our recent Sri Lankan holiday, I had a great chance to capture some Sri Lankan Traditional Masks. We didn’t travel Ambalangoda or didn’t visit any museum. But, for my surprise, there was a display in the airport duty free area while we departing the country. (Bandaranaike International Airport)

Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka

It was last minute and we were not in actual mood. We were in our own world thinking of parents and friends over there in Sri Lanka, thinking of another few months in Singapore without seeing them and we were surrounded by feelings of separation.

Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka

Suddenly, it was this Traditional Masks display at the end of the duty free area! Those were so colourful and nicely hanged. Although I was carrying my son and with the diaper bag in one hand, I operated my camera using the other hand. Some pics are bit shaky. not very clear. But I could sort few photos for this blog post.
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These masks are not just another masks carved from wood. There is a history bonded with each mask and there is a purpose and a value for each. Most of these masks are used in traditional dancing.
If you are interested, here is a post to read more about the history and details of Sri Lankan traditional masks.Do you like these masks? Aren’t they colourful?

17 COMMENTS

  1. They are so colorful and cool! I understand not being in the mood because of missing family and friends and being sentimental. I can hardly make it through most airports without crying because of missing someone!

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