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Karu Arts & Crafts

Dambulla Road | No.210, Bibila Junction, Naula 21090, Sri Lanka
+94 77 794 3167
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Definitely not your average souvenirs! Something unique from Sri Lanka? You find it here

These people are true artists with a very good eye for shapes combined with superb craftsmanship... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
OyvindA
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Oslo, Norway
Amazingly Talented Family Operation

The one souvenir we wanted from Sri Lanka was a mask. Thus, while en route our driver opted to stop... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
rdubbs08
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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Wood Carving Showroom and Factory, Exclusive wooden masterpieces, all types of wood carvings for reasonable prices with a lifetime warranty, spacial natural root-art furniture collection, live wood carving experience including wood carving creation demonstration and training...
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  • Very good4%
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Dambulla Road | No.210, Bibila Junction, Naula 21090, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 794 3167
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

These people are true artists with a very good eye for shapes combined with superb craftsmanship. They are very proud of what they are making and enjoy showing both what they have made and how they do it. Do not miss!

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you very much for your appreciation ! Happy to hear from you :) See you!

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

The one souvenir we wanted from Sri Lanka was a mask. Thus, while en route our driver opted to stop at Karu Arts & Crafts. As soon as we pulled up the son of the owner met us outside. He did not meet us to...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Thank you very much !!! Its a great pleasure to hear from you. We will create more little carvings which you can take to home easily. See you again .

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We visited Karu arts enroute to Kandy from Dambulla. The shop is run by the family of artists. We liked the young teenager taking us through different kind of woods, crafting process, coloring process and other nitty-gritties of the art. The shop has a good...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

Thank you Akshaya ! Happy to hear from you.

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Very lovely man and very interesting ! Great family and master craftsmen! Would love to buy more if we was wealthy Paul and Carrie South Shields And seaburn

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Hello Paul and Carrie South Shields And seaburn , thank you very much ! See you all !

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Very talented family with such impressive wooden arts and sculptures! We visited here on our way to Kandy from Sigiriya as is on the roadside. We were given a tour of the workshop seeing the different woods and how to make natural colourings as well...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Hello friends, Thank you very much for the heartiest feedback. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I am very fortunate to have met Navo and her family, when we stopped by their shop. The carve works are amazing, beautifully made with such percision and artistic flair. To top it off, its a family run business and they are all so warm,...More

Thank Michelle S
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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Thank you very much for heartiest comment dear Michelle , it is really happy to hear from you and waiting for see you again. Nice to meet you.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We were driving by this place on our way from Dambulla to Kandy. We stopped because my son saw a big wooden sculpture of a wild horse. We discovered a wood sculpture master at work and a wonderful family to meet. The master and his...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thank you very much for your true and heartiest appreciation. It was so happy to us to teach your son, he is very clever to make wood carvings. Wish him to create great wood carvings in the future. Thank you again. See you...

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

My family and I came across Karu Arts on our trip to Sri Lanka by coincidence and were completely floored by what initially appeared to be a humble store but was filled to the brim with gorgeous wood carvings! From animals and religious figurines to...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you very much for your heartiest comment, yes for sure waiting for see you again...

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Reviewed May 21, 2017

Great family business which has a special handcraft. The unique quallity of the wood carvings has led us to buy one or more souvenirs. (Your special piece has a place of honor with us)

Thank André R
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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable appreciation from the bottom of your heart...

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

We stopped here after telling are tour Gide Upul that we would like some wooden elephants to take home we are so please we stop here there work is excellent quality and a lovely family run business great to see them all working together they...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable appreciation from the bottom of your heart...

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