Mask Painting in Galle, Sri Lanka

Mask Painting in Galle, Sri Lanka

Masks are deeply connected to Sri Lankan folk-lore with its use in many dance-drama performances, popularly known as devil dances, that tells an elaborate story enacted by experienced dancers and actors wearing these masks. We will take you a short distance from Galle to a coastal town known to be the heart of mask carving with many shops dotting the road side. Stop by one of these stores to see how these masks are carved and painted with brilliant colours. Take in a little history about the importance of these masks in Sri Lankan culture before letting exploring with paints, pastels, pencils, shiny papers, sequins and glitter to create your own unique masks to take home. These masks will be the perfect souvenir reminding you of your wonderful trip to Sri Lanka.

By: Team Destination Knowledge Centre

Distant Frontiers’s Destination Knowledge Centre team travels all over the Indian subcontinent in search of compelling stories to inspire destination travel and to ensure that your clients are in the know.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *