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Folk Lore Museum Mysore
The Folklore Museum of India, located of Mysore, exhibits a noble standard of folk designs, art and crafts throughout the Karnataka state. Throughout Asia this museum keeps it name as some of the best and one of its own kinds. Here some precious and diverse varieties of artifacts, handicrafts and various forms of arts from different parts of Karnataka can be seen. A single visit to this fascinating museum can turn out to be a veritable journey from a diverse paradise.
The Folklore Museum has kept its place distinct among various other museums throughout Mysore. This museum is a historical building as it was formed of 1968 and is situated at the Manasa Kuvempu Institute of Kannad Studies, Gangotri campus, part of Mysore university. Jayalakshmi Vilas mansion houses the purpose of this built museum. An extensive widespread collection of approximately 6500 artifacts can be found of this building that showcases the art and craft and folk culture of the Karnataka State.
Various representative art and craft collections from all over the state of Karnataka are stored of Folklore Museum. This building was founded of 1968 and has its location of University of Mysore of the Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion that can be found of Manasagangothri campus. The University of Mysore has its great contribution of the study of Folklore since its foundation, and the development of museum to its present level is done by scholars such as Jeesham Paramashivaiah, Javeregowda and P.R. Thippeswamy. Various Important materials throughout Karnataka were brought by P.R. Thippeswamy for increasing the collection of museum. As being a folklore museum, of addition to various items it also displays different elements of dance, music and drama.
Different Sections of Museum
Various exhibits of this museum can be seen organized of a systematic manner of accordance with forms of folk art. The gallery has its various divisions such as large dolls, folklife, wings of folklore, art and literature.
Various valuable collectives can be seen folklore section.
On display it has various costumes of Yakshagana. Accessories and props of both Badga Thittu and Thenka thittu (the southern and northern Yakshagana forms)can be seen of this section.
- A valuable and rare crown of Hanuman of Kugala Balli village situated of North part of Karnataka.
- Kathakali Costumes from Kerala.
- Folk dramatists Costumes of Andhra Pradesh.
- Puppets, leather dolls, sawdust dolls, masks brought from different regions of Karnataka, perceiving historical and regional influences.
- Representing items of Soliga community.
- Preparation of Ink at village of Dodderi located of Chithradurga 200 years ago.
- An ornamental altar of wood, the mantapa that was used by awardee of Jnanapeeta, Kuvempu.
- Various folk musical instruments that include percussion, wind instruments and string. String instruments such as Kinnari of Jogis, string instrument of Nilagaras falls, Tamburi of the Tatwa Pada singers and the choudike. Percussion instruments can include Gondaliga's sambala, birapana dollu, the nagari, damaruga of Goravas, dimmi dammadi, chande and Halakki Godwa's gummate. Wind instruments can include pungi and kahale, the kombu and junjappana gane- a flute of three feet length. Collection of various figures that represent gods, hermits, soldiers, kings and queens.
- Folk deities, religious objects, ceremonial headwear and deities of village such as Bhutha and Soma.
In the vast doll wing statues and large doll figures used of various dances that include Talebhutha, Soma, Gadi Maari, Maari, Kaibhutha and Maari.
Instruments that were used by potters, blacksmiths, fishermen, boatmen, farmers, goldsmiths, cobblers and various other artisans can be seen of the folklife wing. Various items of household are also included such as agriculture implements, lamps, measures, cooking utensils, weapons, churns, cooking utensils, weaving implements, beads, pots, baskets, clothing and other items of folk games.
The representative collectives found of Folk Lore Mysore Museum also incorporates various accessories and elements that are mainly associate themselves with folk music, dance, drama and various other forms of folk arts. All galleries inside the museum are organized systematically of various divisions such as Folk Lore, Folk life, Folk Art, Folk Literature and Large Folk Dolls.
Various collections of valuable nature of Folk Lore Museum of Mysore includes costumes, props and various accessories of different Yakshagana forms at display.
Different costumes of Kathakali dancers of Kerala, Folk Dramatists of Andhra Pradesh, puppets, masks and a huge variety of various instruments of folk music are showcased through proper plates of identification. The huge repertoire of various dolls kept of display bears historical, religious and social influence of that time.
How To Reach
Railway Station of Mysore is linked to Bangalore that is 140 km far. Bangalore is well linked to various other cities of India. Taxi transportation services to Mysore are available from Bangalore which can cost approximately Rs 3000.
A small domestic airport of Mysore links to Bangalore. Also Bangalore has the nearest international airport that is at a distance of 140 kms away from Mysore. All the major Indian cities are connected to Bangalore through regualar scheduled flights. Many international cities are also connected to Bangalore. Taxi services are also available that connect Bangalore to Mysore, fare can cost to Rs 3000.
Karnataka State Road Transportation Corporation provides excellent bus services for reaching Mysore from Bangalore. Facilities of tourist buses can be available that connects the two cities and expenses of fare can cost about Rs 4 to 5 per kilometer.
Timings and Ticket Prices
The Folk Lore Museum opens daily from 10 am to evening 5:30 pm, Sundays closed. Entrance to this fascinating museum can be made free.