Kerala Folklore Museum

Pandit Karuppan Road
Kochi, KL - 682013

Type: History Museums
070347 77499
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  • Nitish Ramanujam
    Nitish Ramanujam
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    Shrikant Dash

The Kerala Folklore Museum, located in Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India, is a treasure trove of cultural heritage and traditional art forms from the region. Established by the architect George Thaliath, the museum aims to preserve, promote, and showcase Kerala's diverse communities' rich folklore, customs, rituals, and artistic traditions.

The Kerala Folklore Museum is housed in a sprawling complex designed in the traditional architectural style of Kerala, with intricately carved wooden structures, sloping tiled roofs, and lush green surroundings. The museum's architecture itself is a reflection of Kerala's cultural heritage and provides visitors with a glimpse into the region's traditional architectural aesthetics.

The museum's extensive collection includes various artifacts, exhibits, and displays representing various aspects of Kerala's folklore and cultural traditions. Visitors can explore galleries dedicated to art forms such as Kathakali, Theyyam, Kalaripayattu, Mohiniyattam, Koodiyattam, and traditional music and dance forms. The museum also houses collections of traditional costumes, jewelry, masks, puppets, utensils, tools, and household items, offering insights into the daily life and customs of Kerala's communities.

One of the highlights of the Kerala Folklore Museum is its comprehensive collection of folk art and crafts, including wood carvings, metalwork, pottery, mural paintings, and intricate handicrafts. Visitors can admire the skill and craftsmanship of local artisans showcased in these artifacts, which have been passed down through generations and represent the cultural heritage of Kerala.

In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Kerala Folklore Museum also hosts cultural events, performances, workshops, and educational programs to promote awareness and appreciation of Kerala's folklore and traditional arts. Visitors can participate in demonstrations, interact with artists, and learn about the significance of various cultural practices and rituals.

Overall, the Kerala Folklore Museum offers visitors a fascinating journey through the vibrant tapestry of Kerala's cultural heritage. It serves as a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, artists, and anyone interested in exploring the rich folklore, traditions, and artistic expressions of Kerala's diverse communities.

Besides this history museum, there is one more history museum listed in Kochi. There's also twenty-six attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Kerala Folklore Museum on the map above. If you need any other information on Kerala Folklore Museum that is not listed here, please call 070347 77499 or visit their website.

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