Traditional Srilankan Mask Making with an Artist

Galle
  • 3 Hours (Approx.)

  • Art & Craft

  • Min 2 People

  • English

  • Guide Price From£69pp

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  • About This Activity

  • At Sithuvili, a boutique of antiques, arts and crafts which is situated away at Leybann Street in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle Fort.

    Description of the Activity:  The tour starts with a preliminary introduction to the history of masks in Sri Lanka, its usability and a demonstration how the tools used to make the masks are handled. In this tour you can see the making masks and you can also assist in the production process assisted by artisans. After completing the mask making process, you can visit the Shop next day to paint the superb mask you crafted. The different colors, hues are used for painting masks and each mask is a unique piece. Artisans will teach you how to paint the masks in a professional manner with tips and you can be the proud owner of the mask you crafted.

  • Included and Excluded

    What's Included
  • Guide tour of traditional Srilankan mask making
  • Learn to make and paint your own mask
  • All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking
  • Cost Excludes
  • Pick and drop from your hotel ( Can arrange at extra cost once we know which hotel you need picking up from)
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks and gratuities, photo fees at some monuments
  • Excursions & detours beyond the itinerary
  • Additional Information

  • Must apply for Visa before arrive in Srilanka. To apply go to http://www.eta.gov.lk
  • This is only an offer without any obligation on day tour, until such time the tour is confirmed and availability is checked
  • General Information

  • Galle Galle is known as the famous Tarshish of the Bible where King Solomon obtained gems and spices. Galle is a “Living” UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the capital of the Southern Province. It is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505.  It was later captured and fortified by the Dutch who ruled the maritime area in Sri Lanka in the 17th and 18th centuries. The City still has an aura of old Holland. Within the well preserved 90 acre Galle Fort there are ramparts built in 1663 with old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings along with an imposing crested and monogrammed gateway dated 1669. There are many well preserved ancient Dutch houses and narrow alleys which still have Dutch names. The New Oriental Hotel which was built for a Dutch governor in 1684 is a colonial gem which has now been converted to the internationally renowned Amangalle Hotel. There are several boutique hotels which indicate the importance of this location. 
  • Time difference GMT +5 hours 30 minutes (summer) +6 hours 30 minutes (winter time)
  • The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Mean temperatures range from 17 °C (62.6 °F) in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33 °C (91.4 °F) in other low-altitude areas. Average yearly temperatures range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). Day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C (25.2 °F) to 18 °C (32.4 °F).[186]
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  • The whole day tour can be tailored to your requirement if needed.
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