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.
Jagath is a very talented artist who was very friendly and explained all the work he was doing. He showed us his work in stages, discussed the conferences he had attended and explained how he can... more »
Really loved this gallery. In Sri Lanka for many weeks with no intention of buying anything but fell in love with faded painting on wood copied from Dambulla cave painting. Charming Jagath was so... more »
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