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Great Family Business

We are in Sri Lanka on a short holiday and stopped by the Kara family wood making shop. The son met... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony_Fetter
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Pressath, Germany
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A Special Find

We came upon Karu Arts by chance when driving past and spied some interesting looking sculptures... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
gemsfromnz
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Wood Carving Showroom and Factory, Exclusive wooden masterpieces, all types of wood carvings for reasonable prices with a lifetime warranty, spacial natural root-art furniture collection, live wood carving experience including wood carving creation...more
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Dambulla Road | No.210, Bibila Junction, Naula 21090, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Sri Lanka on a short holiday and stopped by the Kara family wood making shop. The son met us as we walked up and gave us an amazing demonstration of how they make the wooden statues from one piece of wood. He...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So happy to hear from you ! Thank you for nice comment ! We all are waiting to see you again ! Cheers!

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We came upon Karu Arts by chance when driving past and spied some interesting looking sculptures. I’m so glad we turned around and stopped in for a visit. Run by a lovely Sri Lankan family, Dad (Karu) is the master carver and artist. He has...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind recommendations ! So happy to hear from you :) See you again ! Cheers

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Great artisan!! His statues are amazing... they have their life from the wood. Very talented, very nice person, kind family too. if you pass here you can take a piece of Sri Lanka back to your country!!

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you sooooo much :)

Reviewed May 23, 2018

We wanted to purchase some souvenirs (specially Sri Lankan masks) and luckily our driver took us to this place en route to Dambulla. The shop is run by a family and these people are very cordial and amazingly talented. The first thing they asked us...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Dear Mr Gaurav , Thank you very much for your heartiest appreciation ! So happy to hear that you were delighted with us. See you again. Gods bless you!

Reviewed March 1, 2018

These people are true artists with a very good eye for shapes combined with superb craftsmanship. They are very proud of what they are making and enjoy showing both what they have made and how they do it. Do not miss!

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your appreciation ! Happy to hear from you :) See you!

Reviewed February 16, 2018

The one souvenir we wanted from Sri Lanka was a mask. Thus, while en route our driver opted to stop at Karu Arts & Crafts. As soon as we pulled up the son of the owner met us outside. He did not meet us to...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

Thank you very much !!! Its a great pleasure to hear from you. We will create more little carvings which you can take to home easily. See you again .

Reviewed February 12, 2018

We visited Karu arts enroute to Kandy from Dambulla. The shop is run by the family of artists. We liked the young teenager taking us through different kind of woods, crafting process, coloring process and other nitty-gritties of the art. The shop has a good...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thank you Akshaya ! Happy to hear from you.

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Very lovely man and very interesting ! Great family and master craftsmen! Would love to buy more if we was wealthy Paul and Carrie South Shields And seaburn

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Hello Paul and Carrie South Shields And seaburn , thank you very much ! See you all !

Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Very talented family with such impressive wooden arts and sculptures! We visited here on our way to Kandy from Sigiriya as is on the roadside. We were given a tour of the workshop seeing the different woods and how to make natural colourings as well...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Hello friends, Thank you very much for the heartiest feedback. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I am very fortunate to have met Navo and her family, when we stopped by their shop. The carve works are amazing, beautifully made with such percision and artistic flair. To top it off, its a family run business and they are all so warm,...More

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Karu_Arts, Owner at Karu Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Thank you very much for heartiest comment dear Michelle , it is really happy to hear from you and waiting for see you again. Nice to meet you.

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