Handicrafts in knuckles range

Traditional craftsmanship, Dumbara Weaving, now a Unesco world cultural heritage. Sri Lankan Dumbara Rata or Knuckles Mountain Range has rich cultural heritage of Dumbara mats, are traditional hand made mats used as wall hangings, tapestries or cushion covers. The villages names Kalasirigama and Alokagama by a community called Kinnara that traditionally supplied ornamental mats to the royal palace as part of obligatory service to the crown and to ruling elites between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. Today, artisans weave the mats for local buyers and tourists.