Sri Lanka has something for every pocket - even
jewelry and furniture of a high standard is reasonably priced.
Catering to the top end of the market, several
contemporary designers have tailored and augmented traditional
craftsmanship into high-quality sophisticated wares.
You can buy crafts directly from the producer although
the quality, unless you know what are you looking for, can be
Most people are happy to buy souvenirs from
road stalls where intricate brass and silverware and varied woodcarving
jostle alongside delicate lacquer, leather ware, batik and lace.
Don't forget to bargain before
Whatever your interest, be it pottery, intricately carved spoons,
exquisite lace, weaving, lacquer or sinewy silver chains, you
will find your luggage considerably heavier when leaving Sri Lanka.
The only consolation is that the handicrafts
in Sri Lanka are of a high standard, compared to those of some
other popular tourist destinations.