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Anusha Handicrafts

Anusha Handicrafts

Established in 2001, this family run establishment formally opened its doors for business to meet growing demands of the City of Colombo. At the inception, they had to compete with several other more established businesses in the area, but soon managed to consolidate its position  by capturing market share, capitalizing on the advent of a new clientele, both local and foreign.

All the products available are 100% handmade which comprises of elephants, creative figures, sculptures and many other intricate carvings and statues. It’s guaranteed that these products are well seasoned to suit any climatic condition. They have also have products made of brass and silver, batik paintings which are also handmade which depicts the Sri Lankan heritage.

Anusha Handicrafts sources their product from a pool of craftsmen who are rich in experience to maintain its unique and varied portfolio. In return, the business infuses much needed revenue establishing a continuous stream of economic sustenance to the crafts people, who are at the heart of its products, providing employment to many creative craftspeople through engagement in this cottage industry. Great care is taken in the production of these products which goes through stringent quality checks to offer a final product of great artistic value reflective of our island’s rich history.

Over the years, Anusha Handicrafts have reached out to several overseas markets such as Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. They have also gained popularity for many products in their portfolio, but key among them are the Jeweled Elephants adorned with a variety of colored gemstones which is only available in Sri Lanka. They also boast of the largest collection of curios and handicrafts in the island, making it one of the premier handicraft shops in Sri Lanka.

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  • Peace Offering

    Peace Offering

    $150

    The hippopotamus is usually a peace loving creature until he feels his home and family are under threat. This wooden sculpture will attract peace to grow into your future and empower you to tap into your hidden strengths.

    The product is exclusively hand crafted using mahogany wood and will bring a sense of balance to the space in which it is displayed, while radiating a sense of positivity and stability.

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  • Sharpshooter

    Sharpshooter

    $200

    The sharpshooter featured in this creation is almost unstoppable as the creator captures the exact moment before the winning goal is scored. Amplifying the level of confidence the shooter demonstrates this single handed movement of the player depicts nothing but skill, accuracy and precision which could only yield one outcome – that of victory.

    Carved out of dark ebony wood, this creation will definitely make a perfect statement piece alongside all your other awards and accolades on display.

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  • The Provider

    The Provider

    $275

    This wood carving celebrates the hard-working laborer and the hardships of his profession. The chiselled face of a man with a turban and his beard wrapped around his face crafts the laborer’s determination and prestige.

    The precision and detail of the carving capture the reality and the dedication he has towards the family he works tirelessly to provide for. This wooden carving focuses on the character traits of a common laborer that is not given prominence in society and analyses his values and personality.

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  • Diving Beauty

    Diving Beauty

    $200

    A captivating work of art carved out of rich black ebony wood, this creation is a quick and easy way to add value to your surroundings through a priceless work of art.

    Featuring a mesmerizingly beautiful mermaid about to dive into her natural habitat the creator demonstrates his unmatched capabilities to bring out intricate details in even the hardest substances. Simple yet charming, this creation will most certainly stand out against any setting.

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  • Wise Old Owl

    Wise Old Owl

    $250

    The symbol of wisdom, this beautiful creature carved out of mahogany wood will make a perfect décor option for a living room, study or office space. The creator displays perfect carving and intricate detailing techniques to create this lifelike representation of a wise old owl.

    With its gaze set on an unidentified object, this beautiful creation invites you to see the world through its wise eyes, which in time will shine light on things that were previously hard to comprehend.

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  • Roman Goddess

    Roman Goddess

    $175

    Bringing to life the beauty of a Roman Goddess the creator etches out this amazing work of art using Mahogany, which is one of the most resilient varieties of wood.

    A true replica of some of the prized sculptures seen in Mediterranean parts of the world, this creation will make a perfect statement piece, bringing a touch of elegance and glamour to any part of your home or office in which you choose to place it in.

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  • Life on Stilts

    Life on Stilts

    $450

    Fishing is a common occupation of the coastline population in Sri Lanka. A fisherman symbolizes determination and dedication as he is always trying to “catch” an opportunity in the midst of tedious circumstances. According to fortune telling, dreaming of a fisherman can bring you good luck, particularly if you see the fish that he has already caught.

    This product is exclusively hand crafted using mahogany wood to bring a sense of fertility and prosperity to the space in which it is displayed.

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  • Spirited Beings

    Spirited Beings

    $275

    The magnificence of the elephant is said to connect human beings on a spiritual level. They are strong and powerful animals who can be spiritually connected to control and power. Life is compared to this action where we must feed on positivity.

    The craftsman has been influenced by these feelings and interpreted his thoughts on being in control of our own lives. The incorporation of cutlery relates to how humans eat their food by using cutlery and pick on what they want to consume. This creation speaks on a very interpretative spiritual level and will bring a sense of prosperity to the space in which it is displayed.

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  • Tusker’s Chest

    Tusker’s Chest

    $300

    This type of a chest which is more commonly known as ‘Pettagama’, is a common storage unit in ancient Sri Lankan houses. The tusker holds a special place in the hearts of Sri Lankans and are the true pride of the beautiful processions that decorate the streets with color and magnificence. The milky white ivory of its tusks represent the richness of the Sinhalese culture.

    This chest is hand crafted with intricate details using mahogany wood to create a new respect for the intricate details and beauty of Sri Lankan culture. It treasures and connects with nostalgia.

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  • The Earthen Pot

    The Earthen Pot

    $250

    Traditional Sri Lankan cooking focuses on food prepared in earthen pots. It is believed that the food prepared in earthen utensils is far tastier and retain nutrition. Sri Lankan food is enhanced and becomes richer with the concoction of spices and the smoky wood of an open wooden-fire stove.

    This product is exclusively hand crafted using mahogany wood and will bring a sense of balance and prosperity to the space in which it is displayed, while radiating a sense of peacefulness. It enhances the love for Sri Lankan tradition.

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  • Case of Secrets

    Case of Secrets

    $200

    The tusker elephant holds a special place in the hearts of Sri Lankans as the animal truly represents the majesty of a rich culture and history. It is crafted to connect with nostalgia and glorifies Sri Lankan culture.

    This is a box with a secret latch which makes it perfect for storing away your valuables. This product is exclusively hand crafted using mahogany wood and consists of intricate details to give a combination of magical and artistic elements to the space in which it is displayed in.

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  • Grey Beard

    Grey Beard

    $350

    Dreams interpret long beards as a sign of power and luck. It symbolizes the regaining of dignity. This carving creates a sense of prestige while adding a sense of realism and photographic precision to the creation.

    This distinguished image is carved to represent the prominent and expressive brushstrokes of a Van Gogh piece while adding a sense of magic to the representation. It appreciates the beauty and process of growing old and grey.

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  • Ride Down Memory Lane

    Ride Down Memory Lane

    $200

    This hand carved old-fashioned motor bicycle has been crafted with a sharp eye for detail out of Bamboo wood. It has been created to satisfy those who have an eye for the little details of vintage vehicles.

    It can be used as a collectible figurine in an office space or as home décor and will incorporate a nostalgic atmosphere intertwined with a sense of adventure. It is truly a ride down memory lane!

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  • Cold-blooded Determinatio..

    Cold-blooded Determinatio..

    $200

    Carved from the wood of the mahogany tree – each of the scales of the iguana have been carefully carved by a skilled artisan. The wonderful handmade piece is characterized by detail and precision, representing the natural traits of observation and perception that is innate to the reptile.

    This wooden sculpture will attract a sense of fierceness and determination to grow into your future while empowering the space in which it is displayed.

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  • Divine Dance

    Divine Dance

    $1,850

    This sculpture resembles Nataraja, who is the Lord of Dance and a depiction of the Hindu God Shiva as the cosmic ecstatic dancer. The dynamism of this sculpture gives out a form of energy with the whirling hair spread out in thin strands as a fan behind Shiva’s head.

    It combines elements from the Hindu culture to form a mesmerizing visual interpretation of serenity. The artist incorporates the depths of the energy radiated in his very detailed sculpting technique as it restores an aesthetic of balance and positivity.

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  • Lotuses of Righteousness

    Lotuses of Righteousness

    $1,450

    The lotus flowers bloomed to announce the birth of the Lord Buddha in sacred Lumbini. The most profound symbolic meaning the lotus flower gives is that though it lives in muddy ponds, rooted in mud, its flowers and leaves are never dirty.

    This represents a righteous way of life by upholding the Lord Buddha’s teachings without becoming tainted by the material world. The wooden carving recreates the image of the birth of Lord Buddha and portrays the significance it holds in Buddhist history.

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  • Poised for Perfection

    Poised for Perfection

    $200

    Simple and enthralling, this creation captures a yogi striking the perfect pose which brings balance in both body and mind. Through its stillness the creation shows the level of perfection attained through deep concentration and disciplined practice which invites the onlooker to also enter into a peaceful state of mind.

    Allow this creation made of valuable mahogany wood to infuse peace and harmony with its surroundings, allowing the viewer to also become poised for perfection.

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  • The Giant Family

    The Giant Family

    $925

    The magnificence of the elephant family can also connect to the beauty of human family relationships. The artist has incorporated the feeling and emotion of harmony and has interpreted his thoughts on the importance of healthy relationships.

    This wood carving appeals to those who have warmed towards depth and warmth of such relationships. The precise detail of the elephants and its surroundings capture the beauty of nature and appreciates it. The product is exclusively hand crafted using mahogany wood and builds an emotional connection.

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  • Totem Pole

    Totem Pole

    $175

    Demonstrating tribal splendor, the creator explores the depth of his artistic capabilities through the making of this intricate work of art. Enjoy the traditional glamour this creation will bring to any indoor space where you place it on display.

    Beginning from a block of rich mahogany wood, the creator carefully whittles the piece of wood, strategically placing the most intricate details along the grain of the wood to create this highly detailed and amazing totem pole.

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  • Tusker’s Glory

    Tusker’s Glory

    $200

    Boxes symbolize hidden secrets that are very valuable. This is a common storage unit in ancient Sri Lankan houses. The tusker holds a special place in the hearts of Sri Lankans as the animal truly represents the magnificence and majesty of a rich culture and history.

    This box is exclusively hand crafted using mahogany wood to give a home to treasured trinkets and memories and is made to connect with valuable nostalgic memories.

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