We read the reviews and were wary of pushy sales, but when we got there we didn't experience any more than any other place.
Before we went into the shop we were taken round the small museum and made a voluntary donation afterwards. The guide explained the masks and drama of the displays and she did a very good job. When we went into the mask shop we knew which were the ones we wanted to buy for health and posterity!
We bought three masks and a carved elephant ashtray. We bartered a little bit and got a good price. The side 'ears' of the masks come off for packaging and the wood is very light balsa, so will not make a real impact on your luggage allowance.
There is a toilet in there, but I'd recommend you 'go' before you go.
Our masks are a great colourful reminder of our Sri Lankan holiday.
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