Traditional Masks of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has inherited and been influenced by these traditions of mask making (vesmuhunu; වෙස් මුහුණු) and devil dancing mainly from the cities of Kerala and Malabar in India while Sri Lankan artisans have managed to incorporate more decorative techniques and colour in the masks that are manufactured today. The craft of mask making has been perfected over the years and craftsmen have been able to provide new and improved designs when compared to the ones that were found in ancient Sri Lanka.