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Barefoot, Colombo

(4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Check out the much-lauded textiles at Barefoot, a shop established by Sri Lankan designer Barbara Sansei. Renowned for her vibrant, hand-woven fabrics, Sansei's creations include bedsheets, tablecloths, and other home decor, as well as quality clothing items with striking geometric designs. The thoughtfully laid-out store also features locally made crafts and a bookshop. Afterwards, admire the artworks in the gallery and relax in the courtyard cafe. Add Barefoot to your Colombo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Colombo trip generator.
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  • Nice place to buy gifts and apparel/accessories. Beautiful meeting and restaurant excellent eaters. Appropriate and adequate prices for children and families. Heat can be broiled annoying. Overall: worth a visit.
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  • Since growing up in Ceylon/ Sri Lanka our family have followed this amazing business. Barbara Sansoni set it up in 1958! She started with beautifully woven bright materials for home furnishings. Table...  more »
  • Loved the selection of books at barefoot and could of brought so much more if I could fit them in the bag! Little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for  more »
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  • Nice shop below average food. The shop is very nice and has a wide range of souvenirs, books, wood carvings, clothes and so on. The products in the shop are beautiful and the quality seems OK for the price. We had lemon juice and iced tea in the nice café which where good but the food options are the typical western tourist stuff, sandwich and so on. Would not eat there.
  • Good lively ambience.. good place to meet up with your peeps.. serves beer and no cocktail options. Friendly services.
  • If you need to buy cotton sarongs and good books this is the place to visit. They have a good collection clothing made from local handlooms. A upmarket shop.
  • Spent a lovely Sunday lunchtime here. Listening to live jazz music and al fresco dining. The shop sells lovely handmade gifts and household items; well worth a visit.
  • Very good place for beer & snack! Too bad it closes too early... Staff is very nice!