Sooriya Weaving

Sooriya Weaving, Galle: Hours, Address, Sooriya Weaving Reviews: 5/5

Sooriya Weaving
5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Factory Outlets
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Sooriya weaving mills is largest hand loom factory & outlet for entire southern province ( Galle , Matara & Hambanthotha District). Free entrance and Factory tour. Outlet with exclusive hand loom product range like custom made Clothes, Shawls, Table Runners & mats , Serviettes ,Kitchen towels , Bed linen & runners , Bath towels ,Sunbed covers & Cushion covers , souvenirs and many more gift items. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN PRODUCTS WITH US, WE WILL TRAIN YOU We bring the 100% virgin cotton row yarn and do the manual dyeing with fire woods according to the our own colour palette. We dry those yarn hanks on natural air , which you can see during the factory tour. Then we do the yarn preparation in order to fix the wood manual hand loom machine. Then we put that set of yarn layer in to the hand loom machine and we weave the 100% cotton custom made fabric which we can’t find anywhere in the world.
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Carlita Dias W
3 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2021
What an amazing achievement for these wonderful women who work at Sooriya. If you are ever visiting the southern province, this place is worth a visit.
The materials and products are a fantastic quality.
Written 27 July 2021
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irstelJ
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Unique experience!
Mar 2021
I enjoyed visiting the factory. A really authentic experience and highly recommended for couples and families and anyone with an interest in textiles and the local culture. Chandana was very welcoming and looking forward to come and visit very soon again!
Written 28 March 2021
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Anu
Uxbridge, UK9 contributions
Great handloom products made by local people.
Jan 2021 • Friends
Colours and the handloom fabric was really unique and there was so much to choose from. But more than that It was great to see how the owner has created livelihoods for many local people in creating this great product. I would highly recommend a visit to this place to see how it is done. It helped me to appreciate the work going in to creating something beautiful.
Written 22 January 2021
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Denver Chad
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Best In Galle
Nov 2019
One of the best places ive been in galle
Nice atmosphere and friendly innocent people
Chandana The owner has given jobs to lots of innocent people and the handloom products are marvelous really surprising
Written 15 July 2020
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Valerie W
4 contributions
Skilful handloom weaving.
Jun 2020 • Couples
Extremely interesting experience. Wonderful to see a Sri lankan product made from start to finish. Beautiful fabrics. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 14 June 2020
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Misha Viosca
Sri Lanka6 contributions
Heritage Handloom
May 2020 • Family
Color is fun! Sooriya Weaving is a beautiful experience plenty of colors and smiles. It is a must when you are visiting Sri Lanka to discover and if you want to discover its authentic artisan handloom heritage. They have beautiful and sophisticated handloom designs in a soft and in a bright pallet of colors.
Written 9 June 2020
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Anna S
3 contributions
Great experience and gorgeous fabrics!
Feb 2020
We came here after our Airbnb host recommended it to us. We were guided round the weaving mill by one of the workers and were shown the level of work and commitment required to make the fabric. We purchased some really lovely fabrics to take home. The owner was friendly and helpful.
Written 15 March 2020
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Denisa L
1 contribution
Must be on your list
Jan 2020 • Couples
Just awesome place that should be done while in Galle. 1 of 5th last handcrafting places in SL. They craft in same eco way like decades ago. Employees are older cute women and owner is son of establishers and he will guide your visit to explain all process. Family business and you can feel it. You can buy beutiful and good quality stuff even cheaper than in local shops.
Written 3 March 2020
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Marie
Paris, France2 contributions
Great afternoon discovering handmade weaving!
Feb 2020
I had a priviledge to visit the Sooriya weaving mill one afternoon - Chandana gave us a tour and explained to us the whole process - how they use virgin raw yarns, weave them the traditional way, manually dying and drying the yarn hanks with natural air. Chandana spent 15 years in corporate in Colombo before going home to help his mom and ensuring the empowerement of women.
I did it during a rainy afternoon and it was just perfect - then visited the nearby Gall.
Written 28 February 2020
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Pierre S
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Galle tour
Feb 2020 • Family
This place is an amazing way to discover the traditional way to make fabrics.
Chan,the owner, is a realy welcoming host, kind and patient he will be happy to present you his little factory.
Plus, you will find a very nice shop in it.
Written 27 February 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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