Arts and Crafts in Maldives – A Paradise on Earth

No travel enthusiast could have missed Maldives in his research, as Maldives is a topic that appears often in any travel website, magazine, journal or blog. Famously known for its beaches and the turquoise waters that enclose the collection of islands, it also has some other attractions within itself. The buzzing hospitality industry in the Maldives is also one of the reasons for the high tourist arrivals in the country. 5 Star Hotels in Maldives are famous all across the globe for their superior standards. Apart from the water sports, the beaches, the marine life one of the less known attractions in Maldives is its arts and crafts. The collection of islands which is 1, 100 is rich in culture and none is second to another. The lifestyle of Maldivians has changed little over the years regardless of the boom in tourism. Hence, the culture and craftsmanship also have remained less tarnished. Some of the hotels in Maldives make an effort to promote the nation’s arts and crafts among its guest one fine example is Naladhu Maldives. One of the renowned forms of arts includes wooden lacquer ware. Considered as an essential part of Maldivian history, it is a native wood that is hollowed and transformed into various types of utensils as well as ornaments. It is still a very important part of the people’s lives and also is considered as a valuable collectible by people around the world. Many locals sell their ornamentally decorated lacquer ware to tourists. ThunduKunaa Mats are hand woven mats that are a fine example of Maldivian arts and crafts. They are woven by women on the Gandhoo islands using reeds found in the vicinity. In the Maldivian culture these mats serve a specific purpose , however, the beauty of it has made them evolve into wall hangers for the tourists. Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+

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