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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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  • Master Sitarist

    Master Sitarist

    $225

    This beautiful creation carved out of mahogany wood features a maestro standing with one of the most renowned musical instruments with origins from the Indian subcontinent, a Sitar.

    Mastering the art of creating beautiful melodies from this instrument is by no means a simple task. This wonderful creation celebrates the moment as a master sitarist stands before her audience before she begins to captivate them with her music. This creation will make a perfect gift option for a classical music lover you might know.

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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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  • 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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  • Nature in Unison

    Nature in Unison

    $725

    The creator’s detailed carving style beautifully represents the relationship between flora and fauna. The birds intertwined among the trees symbolize the beauty and connectivity of nature.

    This masterpiece reflects upon the oneness of nature and is characterized by intricate details. It is truly a masterpiece that interacts with the eye and overwhelms the heart. It complements the aspect of life and radiates positivity and gentleness in the space it is displayed in.

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  • Ageless Leader

    Ageless Leader

    $925

    Carved with an eye for intricate detail is the prince who accompanied his princess by bringing Buddha’s Tooth Relic to Sri Lanka. The details of the carving, paint the picture of Prince Dantha to be protective of his princess along their long journey. He is seen as strong and alert because of the tools that he carries for self-defense.

    This carving is inspired by a twentieth century wall painting in the temple of Kelaniya by a local artist Solius Mendis. It is one of the most popular Sri Lankan paintings and this carving has been hand crafted to represent the significance of this incident in Sri Lankan history.

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  • Bottoms Up!

    Bottoms Up!

    $350

    As soon as you set your eyes on this wonderful work of art carved out of rich mahogany wood and decorated with brass, you will most certainly feel the urge to enjoy a drink with your closest pals.

    This creation will remind you about the art of brewing perfected over the years which gives rise to some of the best drinks worthy of appreciation. Available in two sizes, this is a perfect décor option for your living room, to be placed right next to your finest beverage collection or can be used to hold your fine wines.

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  • Over the Horizon

    Over the Horizon

    $350

    This mahogany wood sculpture radiates rays of abstract, positive energy. It combines abstract natural elements to form a mesmerizing and confusing visual interpretations of a romantic horizon. The artist incorporates the depths of the energy radiated through natural phenomena.

    The abstract sunset transcends its rays directly on to the isolated boat floating beside the horizon. It restores a form of balance with the mystical power of the sun, while its energy transcends spiritual ecstasy.

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  • Arrival of the Treasure

    Arrival of the Treasure

    $900

    After eight centuries of its existence in India, the Tooth relic was secretly brought by Dantha and Hemamala to Sri Lanka in order to safeguard it. The Tooth Relic plays a very important role as it held the governance of the country and was safeguarded by the ruler of ancient Sri Lanka.

    This carving is inspired by a twentieth century wall painting of the temple of Kelaniya by a local artist Solius Mendis. It is one of the most popular Sri Lankan paintings and this carving has been hand crafted to represent the significance of this incident in Sri Lankan 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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  • Bug-eyed Leaper

    Bug-eyed Leaper

    $150

    A unique creation made of tough mahogany wood, this creation depicts a leap-frog with bulging eyes and a stick held in its mouth. The figurine is one that will immediately grab the attention of the onlooker due to its ability to stand out – or rather leap out from its surroundings.

    Aside from being a unique collector’s item it could be used as a percussion instrument (Guiro) by rubbing the stick against the notches on the back of the frog.

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  • Finding Solace

    Finding Solace

    $175

    There is no other place that offers more peace and solace than in the safety and warmth of a mother’s arms.

    This beautiful mahogany creation is priceless in terms of artistic value as the creator demonstrates how every etch and incision made from a single block of wood. This will bring out the sense of purity, comfort, trust and love offered by this mother as she gently cradles her infant who seeks solace through their embrace.

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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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  • Dream Voyager

    Dream Voyager

    $300

    Ships symbolize happiness, productivity, increase of energy and improvement of your overall well – being. This wooden sculpture will attract peace to grow into your future and empower you to tap into your hidden potential.

    The product is exclusively handcrafted using coconut wood and will bring a sense of balance to the space in which it is displayed, while radiating a sense of positivity and new possibilities.

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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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  • The Great Bear

    The Great Bear

    $250

    It is almost unbelievable to comprehend how the creator has wielded his chisel to etch this intricate representation of a grizzly bear. Bringing a touch of nature into your home or office space this sculpture of the great bear made of mahogany will make you feel as though you were a part of the wilderness.

    Immerse yourself in the midst of nature as you slowly start to hear the rustling of leaves as this sleepy creature crawls out of slumber.

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  • Crab’s Treasure

    Crab’s Treasure

    $225

    Underneath a hard shell often lies a hidden treasure; similarly this unique creation made of valuable mahogany wood hides its own secret within. At a glance you would see a life like wooden sculpture of a crab resting on its sharp claws with its gaze fixed directly at the onlooker.

    Only careful examination will unveil a hidden secret that this is in fact a secret safe which can hide valuable belongings in plain sight making this a work of art with multiple uses.

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  • Cannon Fire

    Cannon Fire

    $400

    A truly majestic work of art, this creation made from mahogany wood, decorated with golden embellishments to look like a replica of a large artillery gun used in historic times, is actually a miniature wine barrel. Infusing a sense of historic charm to its surroundings, this cannon looks ready for battle or hold your fine wines, making it a wonderful statement piece for your home or office space.

    If you are a collector of historic artifacts or beverages, this item will be a perfect substitute for a somewhat large cannon which would be hard to fit in your respective space.

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  • Kiss of Eternity

    Kiss of Eternity

    $175

    The creator uses his unmatched talent to symbolically depict the eternal bond shared between these two lovers who solidify their connection with a deep and warm, meaningful kiss. As their souls intertwine, their embrace takes the shape of the symbol of infinity, symbolizing that the power of such pure love will last forever.

    Celebrating the warmth and purity of eternal love, this beautiful masterpiece, carved from mahogany wood, will make a perfect statement piece for your home.

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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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