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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Finding Solace$175Quick View
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.
Narrow Minded$150Quick View
A beautiful sculpture made of Mahogany wood, this creation represents a deeper meaning behind what meets the eye. At a glance it features a slender figure with one arm hanging freely by her side while the other is placed at the top of her head.
The creation goes on to explore the impact that narrow minded thinking has on the muse, as it shows how puzzling the world seems when viewed from a rather constricted point of view.
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.
Tusker’s Glory$200Quick View
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.
The Earthen Pot
The Earthen Pot$250Quick View
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.
Black Assassin$275 – $325Quick View
Using the natural jet black color of Ebony wood, the creator brings to life this powerful assassin as it stealthily works its way towards its prey. Demonstrating razor sharp focus and great power, sit back and watch this beautiful creature come to life as though you were witnessing the action right before your eyes.
Available in two sizes, this is a perfect collector’s piece for the wildlife enthusiast. This work of art is a perfect way to bring the beauty of nature into your living room
This beautiful creation carved out of one of the finest varieties of wood, mahogany which is found in our tropical isle, is a perfect work of art to include as part of your home or office décor.
The creator takes on a rather satirical approach as he brings to life an ‘Over-thinker’. Enjoy the beauty of this creation as you watch how this figure gets lost in his own thoughts, living in a world of illusion.
Crab’s Treasure$225Quick View
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.
Victory Load$150Quick View
If you are in search of a statement piece which will add value to your existing interior décor, this beautiful wooden figurine will be a perfect option to consider.
Capturing every ounce of hard work and energy put into lifting this heavy load, the creator artistically shows how such an attempt could yield the best results at the end of it all. Oozing of victory and pride, this creation will effortlessly infuse the same energy to its surroundings.
Tusker’s Chest$300Quick View
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.
Cold-blooded Determinatio..$200Quick View
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.
Feline Femininity$150Quick View
Carved from the wood of the mahogany tree – the cat who sits steadily is the epitome of independence and power. The sculpture has been hand- carved with intricate details and represents the power of femininity.
As marvelous and mysterious as the Sphinx from the days of ancient Egypt, the cat symbolizes strength and confidence from the tip of her ears to her paws. This wooden sculpture will incorporate a sense of elegance to the space it is displayed in.
The Ultimate Repast
The Ultimate Repast$1,725Quick View
In Christianity, The Last Supper, also known as the Passover meal is the final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his Apostles before His crucifixion. The Last Supper is associated with the commemoration of the life and legacy of Christ.
This carving is inspired by the late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci titled ‘The Last Supper’. It is one of the western world’s most recognizable paintings and this carving has been handcrafted out of mahogany wood to characterize each individual in the carving in a unique manner.
Diving Beauty$200Quick View
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.
Poised for Perfection
Poised for Perfection$200Quick View
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.
Slender Hands$150Quick View
Captured pointing all five fingers up while with the thumb lies slightly ahead of the rest, the artist brings to life the slender hand of his delicate muse. Beginning from the base of the arm adorned with an intricate cuff, the artist shows his unmatched talent to display the fragile and sensitive nature of the muse which could symbolize rather affluent origins.
Aside from being a beautiful work of art, this mahogany piece could also serve as a creative letter holder, a ring holder or a key chain holder for your home or office.
Nature in Unison
Nature in Unison$725Quick View
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.
Lotuses of Righteousness
Lotuses of Righteousness$1,450Quick View
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.
Silent Observer$150 – $775Quick View
Using a block of precious mahogany wood, the creator brings to life an artistic masterpiece titled ‘Silent Observer’. Relaxing in a comfortable resting position with one hand under his temple and the other perched upon his knee is a silent observer who continues to set his judgmental gaze upon the rest of the world.
Allow yourself a moment or two to look back at this figurine and try to guess what thoughts run behind his gaze.
The Great Bear
The Great Bear$250Quick View
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.