This is an immersive art-based experience around the livelihood of a local artisan. His work is an act of cultural preservation as much as it is an art form, for it involves the ancient medium of ‘Kolam’ masks native to the coastal town of Ambalangoda.
Wood sourced from the Kaduru — a tree found growing along the banks of river marshes — is transformed into masks, which are used extensively in the spiritual ceremonies, traditional plays, and religious rituals of the island. The intricate element of mask painting is important to the process. And this is what you get to experience!