Eekle work

Eekle work , or Ilosheege Masaikaih, uses only the simples tool – the artists shaves and shapes the eekle with a sharp knife, then moulding it to suit his requirements.

While the traditional tools may have been simple, the modern craftsmen sometimes chooses to employ additional tools, fusing the traditional eekle work with other art forms such as pyrography, to create objects that are new but still truly unique to the Maldives.

Look through our catalogue of Eekle work.