Mask industry of Sri Lankan dates back to the several years with
Masked dance rituals are coming from Sri Lanka's southern coast.
These masks are carved of wood and colored with natural hues and
Traditionally these masks were carved by the Edura or the exorcist
himself. But now the mask carving trade is developed in Ambalangoda
area - southern Sri Lanka aiming the tourism trade.
These marks are in different sizes and complexities as per various
ceremonies. The wood used in mask construction also varies depending
upon the region and the availability of the materials.
Though Ambalangoda is the best area to experience the masks, Laksela
and Lakpahana are some government owned handicraft shops located in
many places of Sri Lanka where you can buy masks.