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Traditional Pottery Works & Batik Experience In Srilanka

Eric Suriyasena is an artist, a designer, and one of Sri Lanka’s leading Batik connoisseurs. For almost half a century he has taken the traditional and very ancient craft of dyeing on cloth using a wax resist method, and pioneered the Batik medium as a fine art, and an elegant fashion statement. Mr.Suriyasena himself will greet you at his his private factory in the city of Marawila.
Each visitor will select a ‘design art’ from the hundreds of available options or you can bring your own art design. A mentor will provide you with the correct fabric to suit your selected design. Then Mr.Suriyasena will teach you how to engage in the traditional dyeing on cloth using a wax resist method.Take a break from this exciting session as you wait for your creation to dry by enjoying the local hospitality of tea and snacks. Souvenir shopping to take home a professional batik is available at the end.
Later on experience the traditional methods of Pottery by a village of dedicated potters.

per adult from




4 to 5 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
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    Stop At: Marawila, Marawila, North Western Province

    Learn How to Make Traditional Batik with Sri Lanka's Premier Artist!
    Enjoy a ‘Batik experience’ with one of Sri Lanka’s leading artists, designer and master of Batik creations, Mr Eric Suriyasena. He will meet you at his private factory premises located in the city of Marawila. This is where he used to create his unique designs and experiment extensively. Batik art uses a unique method of wax resist and then dyeing the cloth over and over to create multicoloured designs. You can also select a ‘design art’ from those available or use your own art design. The mentors will then provide you with the appropriate fabric to suit your selected design. Thereafter you will learn how to engage in the traditional dyeing on cloth using a wax resist method. You can enjoy a relaxing time with refreshments along with your host while your creations dry out and are ready.

    Pottery Industry Experience!
    Apart from using pottery or clay products for household uses, they were also utilized for religious and cultural practices. Visit a family engaged in traditional pottery for generations with the trade being conducted by all three generations within the family, see the traditional methods they use in making their products and you may also get a chance to try your hand at pottery! Follow this by visiting a modern outfit producing roof tiles. Although the raw material and the process may seem similar, there is a vast difference in the age-old and modern machinery being used.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Bandaranayake Quay, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-109121P29

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