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Traditional wall mats from Srilanka

These are the mats from Sri Lanka, the neighboring country of India. The nation has a rich variety of handicraft tradition. Mat weaving is a craft essential to village life in Sri Lanka. Spun coir is used for making mats here.

The wall mats of the highest quality are best designed at Dumbara Valley in the Kandy district. These mats are traditionally woven on a simple loom using fibers mostly of white or black colours. Often they are decorated with stripes or bands with animal or floral motives.

The Surajkund Crafts Mela is an annually held fair organized by Haryana Tourism. Apart from the Indian states, some SAARC nations also participate, with their fine artistic products.