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Rush and Reed Designs

January 17 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm +04 Sri Lanka Pavilion

Rush & Reed industry

It is a traditional local industry in Sri Lanka

Reed goods

Makes reeds, reed mats, boxes, vats, athulpath and various other items.

In the design of the goods, the reed is first cut, reed dried, reed stripped and dyed as required for each item.

Reeds are grown in water bodies such as streams, lakes and other areas.

Types of reeds

boru reeds, gata reeds, thunhiiriyaa reeds, gallaha reeds, pathpothu leaves, hawan reeds, thummassa reeds, elu reeds, hambu reeds.

Dyes applied to reeds

The main types are red, yellow, blue, green, and black.


64 traditional patterns have been used, including thaniwal iruwa, thoran peththa, dhepata lanuwa, delgatalanuwa, malgaha, deer, salalihiniya, kobeya, malitta.


January 17 @ 8:00 am +04
January 30 @ 5:00 pm +04
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