Pethikada, Sigiriya

4.5
#6 of 12 in Museums in Central Province
Browse through fine Sri Lankan art at Pethikada, an art gallery packed with traditional and modern paintings and handicrafts. Carved wooden sculptures, statues and statuettes, and lacquerware occupy a spacious and well-lit setting. Run by a university-educated artist who is an expert in restoring and reproducing ancient rock and temple paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, the workshop keeps age-old traditions alive but also applies some modern interpretations. To visit Pethikada on your trip to Sigiriya, use our Sigiriya trip planner .
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  • Really glad I stopped by this gem. The owner had some unique pieces of art that really stood out. I purchased some hand-crafted paper elephants and some spears that mimicked those used by ancient warr...  more »
  • We visited Sigiriya and found this magical little shop on the first evening. We fell in love with two paitnted doors, and were welcomed in by the owner. He was so friendly and we talked long about his...  more »
  • We had gone on a tour to Sri Lanka and wanted to take back some for of art or painting for memory. Pethikada was perfect for that. Mr Jagath jaysoorya is a great artist  more »
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