The conditions of the first one were not brilliant and the chemical fumes were obvious; however the work there was freehand and colourful.
We saw some of the workers having a nap after their lunch.
|Sleeping on the job.|
The other place we went to was the workshop of Ena de Silva a 95 yr old woman whose designs graced the ceiling of a hotel near Galle. The conditions there were much better than the previous one and the batik produced was of a higher standard. The work photographed was for the cieling of a hotel we stayed at called The Lighthouse designed By Geoffrey Bawa. Ena's workshop was all about design even the plates we ate our curry from.
|Very precise work|
which is sold for the princely sum of about $23 Australian.
Beautiful work; I bought an orange one.