Folklore Museum Kochi : A Treasure Trove

The folklore museum in Kochi is a storehouse of historical artifacts and a wealth of information. Pictures of this three -storied building made me add this one to my list . The building itself is an architectural wonder combining styles of Malabar , Cochin and Travancore.

FOLKLORE MUSEUM

 

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Entrance
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The gate caught my eye

 

 

The entrance to this beautiful museum building has been painstakingly put together using the remnants of an archaic temple in Tamil Nadu. Wood carvings collected from all over the state of Kerala have been assembled aesthetically and used to give ornate details to the building.

FOLKLORE MUSEUM  - NUDE  1930

It has a vast collection of costumes which are used in various ritualistic and traditional dances in Kerala. There are masks , paintings, musical instruments , sculptures , oil lamps , wood carvings and lots more to see.

FOLKLORE MUSEUM - BURIAL POTS
Burial Urns

FOLKLORE MUSEUM - INTERSETING

FOLKLORE MUSEUM KATHAKALI COSTUME 1
Kathakali Costume
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Display of murals

FOLKLORE MUSEUM MURAL DISPLAYThe gem in the building is the theatre with a ceiling made of murals and wooden carved frames which look grand and exquisite.

 

 

 

FOLKLORE MUSEUM THEATRE 2
Performance theatre
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The stage

 

 

With more than 4,000 artifacts on display ,  this is a treasure trove to be explored in Kochi, Kerala. It is a lesser known museum which is definitely  worth a visit.

 

 

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