Dumbara Weaving

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage has recognised Sri Lanka’s traditional craftsmanship of making Dumbara Ratā Kalāla in 2021.

Our artisans from Udu Dumbara have been working with the designers of Urban Island to produce contemporary designs over the years. The Dumbara weaving tradition is passed on from parents to their children and the knowledge and techniques are shared amongst the family members. Urban Island has been instrumental in keeping Sri Lanka’s traditions alive by incorporating the beautiful weaves into contemporary designs.