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The Lankan style

 Jhinuk Sen |  2012-11-10 21:36:57.0  |  New Delhi

The Lankan style

Delhi opened up her heart to Sri Lanka with an exhibition celebrating the arts and crafts from the the neighbour. One of Dilli Haat's corners transformed into an interesting mix and match of various artifacts ranging from colourful toys to ceramic cups and some exquisite wood work.

There were cane bags that were rather interesting alongside some simple crochet tops that are perfect for the beach when teamed up with stark colours. Beiges and whites dominated the clothes on display and were attractive in the sheer simplicity of cuts and designs. Sometimes simple really goes a long way.

The exhibition also had a stall of Sri Lankan silver jewellery that were rather eye catching in their details. There were rings with semi precious stones and some stunning earrings and pendants on sale. The prices started convenienty from Rs 300 for the small earrings.

The exhibition also had a colourful collection of toys for children and delighful mobiles made of wooden fish and turtles. Elephants seemed to be an important part of the toys section with some adorable wooden renditions of the pachyderm.

Art work made of wood was also another star in the show. There were stunning pieces of art work made with different colours of wood. The effect of different textures and colours were stunning as they played up regular art motifs.

Ceramic cups, salt and pepper shakers and other ceramic kitchenware were an integral part of the exhibition as well. The designs and colours were simple and soothing to the eye.

The best part however, without a doubt, were the stunning masks that were up for sale. In various sizes and exquisite detail and colour, these Sri Lankan masks can light up any wall. Available in a varity of sizes, ranging from anything between Rs 10,00 (and counting) to Rs 500 – the masks grabbed the spotlight in the exhibition.

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