A well presented art gallery in Hikkaduwa.
Saffron Robes is easily one of the most eye catching and well maintained art galleries at Hikkaduwa. Owned by artist G W Dileepa, the gallery is crammed between two other buildings in the busy Colombo-Galle road and rise five storeys high. Within the art gallery, every nook and corner is filled with various art pieces and ornaments, mostly done by the artist himself or by his friends. The white washed walls provide a more spacious appearance to the narrow structure, and better showcase the vibrant pieces of work. Saffron Robes mostly comprise of canvases that depicts the country’s breathtaking landscape, culture and even religion. However, the gallery also carries a handful of specially designed clothes, batik items, sculptures made out of discarded material and small souvenir items as well.
|Venue name:||Saffron Robes|
285A, Galle Road
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am-10pm|
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To make you buy, the sellers assert you that it is quality paints and that if there is a problem on arrival, you can send to them an e-mail and they send you a new painting. IT IS FALSE.When I arrived at my home, I unpacked the rolled paintings. The one I bought from Hikkaduwa was very DAMAGED and the paint cracked. Probably that the seller had rolled it too much tiightened and that the paint is not good quality.
I had to send several e-mails to have finally an answer of the painter Dileepa. He finally says to you that he made you a new painting and that he is going to send it to you. Finally he will send nothing and will not answer more to your reminder e-mails.
The paintings of this gallery are sometimes beautiful BUT DO NOT BUY THEM IF YOU CANNOT RETURN THEM NO ROLLED. ESPECIALLY DO NOT BELIEVE THE SELLERS AND THE PAINTER DILEEPA. These people try only to take advantage of tourists and laugh at the state of paintings when you will have left Sri Lanka.