Wood Carving

Wood Carving

Wood carving in Sri Lanka commenced with the temple building and fi rst limited to enhancing the palaces and mansions of royals and aristocrats. The majesty of Sri Lankan wood Carving is seen even today at the Sri Dalada maligawa in Kandy and Embekka Devale.The carvings are of three types.Low-reliefs ,bas-reliefs and three diamensional.Ebony and ivory carvings of elephants and Lord Buddha are very popular and miniature replicas of them can be bought at fair prices.

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