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The Dumbara mats


                The village Dumbara is famous for mats in our country.It is situated in the Central provinece.THe main occupas of the most of the women in this village weaving mats.
                The women use the leaves of palm trees and some kind of trees which grow in marshy lands and the leaves of watakeyya bushes.
                At frist the people cut those trees and leaves in to amall strips.Then they boil them in hot boiling waten.Then they dry them.After that they add verious colours to them using local things which are used to made colours.Some colours that they use are drat red,pink,brown,purple,green,yellow,blue etc.
                THey weave mats using different designs and patterns.Some of them are animals,figures,such as peacock,elephant,deer,tiger,reptiles such as cobra,python etc,bird such as danceres,solderes ect and imaginative figures.
                WEaving mats is one of the main handicrafts which our country earns a lot local and foreign exchange.But losing its popularity frono people.As sri lankans its our duty to protect and promote such industry because they are the our industry that come from generation to generation since past.

12 thoughts on “The Dumbara mats

  1. Could be this blog’s greatest article I have read!

  2. What a well written piece of writing!!!

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  4. the wonder is that kantha embroidery uses only the simplest of stiches, the running stich,.

  5. bro tx for that my name is ayush ishara 15old mate meka gana padamak tibba oya mate loku hel akak kara tx tx tx bro https://www.facebook.com/ayushishara

  6. this is very good industry.my congradulation to producers

  7. hey cool ………..

  8. vry important details….thanz a lot

  9. nice aaaaaaaaaaaaa

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