Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

This is not a shopping post. Wooden antique furniture is relatively available and affordable. - Mar 2021

Lotions, spices, teas, textiles, and gemstones are the main things people buy here. - Sep 2020

Compared to many other places I've lived, Sri Lanka is not a shopping post. You'll spend lots of money on travel, but probably not on local products. - Apr 2020

Beautiful handicrafts. Teak is everywhere, pottery, masks, art... - Sep 2017

Lots of great art, ceramics, woodwork, tea and antiques! - Mar 2017

GEMS (specifically the blue sapphire that Sri Lanka is known for), cane furniture, antique furniture, local paintings, sarees, posh resorts in Sri Lanka, and travel to Maldives. - Sep 2013

Clothes, clothes, and more clothes. Also: furniture, pictures, DVD's, and CD's. - Sep 2012

The local masks are amazing, lots of Indian-style brassware, there are great shops for very colorful fabrics - everything from pillows to silk sari material. - Dec 2011

Barefoot stuffed animals and hand painted porcelain, wood and stone work. - Feb 2010

Clothes at Barefoot, not much else. - Sep 2008

Interior design items. - Feb 2008

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