Out of office

I’m off to Sri Lanka for three weeks on an assignment for my day job (tough work, I know, but someone has to do it!). The Heritance Kandalama (above) is one of the hotels I’ll be staying in.

I don’t know how much I’ll be able to blog while I’m away, but I have been promised some demonstrations of Dumbara weaving and local lace-making, so if I get the chance I’ll post about that.

Enjoy what’s left of the summer – see you in a few weeks!

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4 thoughts on “Out of office”

  1. Dear Kim,

    I am researching the textiles of Sri Lanka to try to create a sort of textiles report before I go there with a group of students to visit architectural projects and textile cooperatives and craft centers/villages/ngos. Do you have any advise on resources I could use? I am collecting articles, maps, and any other pertinent research to help in the making of this report. I am especially interested in the agriculture behind the textile traditions, ie:growing the raw material and the dyes. I would greatly appreciate any advise or links or documents from anyone.

    1. Hello Sasha,

      That sounds a very interesting project!

      I have a contact out in Sri Lanka who may be able to help with some of this. I will email her your details and ask her to get in touch with you directly.


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