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Folklore Museum, Karnataka

The Folklore Museum in Mysore was founded in the year 1968. It is a assortment of art and crafts all over Karnataka. Located at the premises of the University of Mysore within the Manasagangothri campus it represents the culture of the state of Karnataka in a microcosmic kind. Many well known scholars have above the years enhanced the collection of the Folklore Museum. It exhibits not simply several items of folklore, but also components of dance, drama and music.

Above six,500 distinctive folklore exhibits are on show within the Folklore Museum Mysore. The museum gallery is divided into wings. Folklore, huge dolls, literature, art and folks lifestyle happen to be segregated into distinct sections.

The Folklore Museum Mysore displays costumes and equipment of each northern and southern forms of Yakshagana. Costumes with the famous Kathakali dance of Kerala may also be displayed. Masks, puppets, dolls from several components of Karnataka are exhibited.Guests have a opportunity to determine the uncommon and valuable Hanuman crown from Kugala Balli village in North Karnataka.

The Museum includes a gallery completely exhibiting the folks musical instruments including wind instruments, percussion and string. You'll find collections of figurines representing, kings, queens, saints, hermits, troopers, folk deities, ceremonial headwear and religious objects.

The folks daily life wing from the Folklore Museum Mysore has instruments employed by farmers, fishermen, boatmen, blacksmiths, goldsmiths, potters, cobblers and other artisans. In addition, it consists of home items and clothing too.