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Oak Ray Handcrafted Wood Carvings

9 Deveni Rajasinghe Mawatha. Gatembe, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 386161
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delivery, what delivery

hi, bought wooden elephant (WHITE ELEPHANT MORE LIKE) & told £925 included shipping & delivery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian S
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Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom
Recent visit to a woodcraft factory

We went to Oak Ray a week ago as our guide had recommended seeing a factory in action. You don't... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
PhillipKorn
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London, United Kingdom
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9 Deveni Rajasinghe Mawatha. Gatembe, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hi, bought wooden elephant (WHITE ELEPHANT MORE LIKE) & told £925 included shipping & delivery costs etc. craft distributors uk limited who they use here sent request for a further £212 for import taxes which i was'nt expecting, however paid this along with delivery cost...More

1  Thank Brian S
Manager_OakRayHotels, Manager at Oak Ray Handcrafted Wood Carvings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Sir, With regard to your concerns, of course there are clearance fees and taxes involved which customers have to pay when importing. This is also mentioned in the sales contract you would have signed with us. With regard to delivery issue, could you please...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Oak Ray a week ago as our guide had recommended seeing a factory in action. You don't exactly enter by a main door but down a very slippery slope into the work area. Plenty of people working away at carving, making a...More

Thank PhillipKorn
Reviewed 15 August 2017

On our trip to Sri Lanka, we opted to visit a craftsman's village/ woodworks workshop and our guide took us to Oak Ray ... the pieces we picked were quite bulky, the Manager at the showroom assured us that they would pack and ship the...More

1  Thank Angelo D
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Long story short, my husband and I were taken to this shop by our local guide while on our honeymoon. We liked a number of pieces in the store and agreed to purchase 3 items if they could be shipped to our state in the...More

5  Thank Alferrei
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Asked our tour guide to take us to a wood carving place and teally shouldn't have been surprised. Mass production of everything. Prices higher than you would pay in UK and Australia. Immediately halved the price of pieces if you looked doubtful. Pieces were broken...More

4  Thank rgoldy
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Oak Ray has a ton of pieces to choose from, if you're looking for something that isn't mass produced, you might be interested in visiting here. But keep in mind that the prices they initially quote you are really high, make sure you negotiate. We...More

2  Thank conniec812
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited Oak Ray on a stressful day in January, 2017 (Inauguration Day) and were taken by a magnificent carving of a seated Buddha about 2 1/2' tall. It gave us a much needed sense of tranquility. Our sales person Dasun assisted us with courtesy,...More

2  Thank Harriet T
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Wide variety of crafts which is definitely a plus. But the price is too high. Can get the same product at a reasonable price at Laksala.

2  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is our first time here: we skipped the tour of the workshop and went straight for the store. There are two floors of nice wood carvings. They are all unusually overpriced! Sure, good craftsmen are expensive. However, labor is relatively cheap in Sri Lanka...More

Thank Dude_IN_LosAngeles
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

First of all the host there is the most annoying/rude person I met in sri lanka The prices are an absolute joke where you can find exactly the same stuff anywhere else for more than half of the price. For example I found a medium...More

4  Thank Hus G
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