Little bit about Weligama Lace Weaving
Weligama is known the world over for the intricate lacework that is hand woven by the locals. It is not uncommon to find a weaving pillow as it is called down south in every home in Weligama. The weaving techniques are closely guarded family secrets passed down from generation to generation. Sourced from completely local yarn these laces are intricately woven by hand at a blinding speed with pinpoint precision. The designs are not found on any guidebook, it’s all in the minds of the expert weavers who replicate the designs with such amazing accuracy.
Though their techniques are family secrets, they are more than willing to give tourists a little lesson is weaving and always greet them with warm smiles and traditional Sri Lankan hospitality.
Things to know before you go
- The easiest way to find lace weaving houses is, to go long the Weligama Beach road