Pethikada, Sigiriya

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Browse through fine Sri Lankan art at Pethikada, an art gallery packed with traditional and modern paintings and handicrafts. Carved wooden sculptures, statues and statuettes, and lacquerware occupy a spacious and well-lit setting. Run by a university-educated artist who is an expert in restoring and reproducing ancient rock and temple paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, the workshop keeps age-old traditions alive but also applies some modern interpretations. To visit Pethikada on your trip to Sigiriya, use our Sigiriya trip planner .
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  • Beautiful workshop of traditional paintings, Sri Lankan art in its excellent. A true painter. Only downside: the prices are exorbitant. Of course to make a wood painting that requires hours and hours of meticulous work but this does not justify the high prices in dollars. shame
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  • This little gallery is run by Jagath, who is trained in fine art and reproduces traditional ancient paintings onto wood. These artworks are BEAUTIFUL, expertly crafted, and he is just a delight. Make ...  more »
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