Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum Reincarnating Traditional Art
2 A legacy of our cultureThis innovative venture aims to preserve and protect our culture which otherwise would have been lost to posterity. This venture is unique and inimitable and proves the determination and sincere effort to cherish our culture.
3 A reincarnation to the past Standing at the edge of a time frame..….the wide opened corridors welcomes one to the palace of treasuries & mysteries
4 Coexistence of Antiques & Folkarts The three floored grand edifice made of wood and laterite houses a stunning collection of antiques from South India, besides having two theatres that will be a platform to stage the classical and folk art traditions of the South…The entrance made of remnants from a 16th century temple from Tamilnadu and wooden carvings collected from across Kerala
13 display of traditional Musical Instruments The Museum…display of traditional Musical Instruments
14 The Museum…The ground floor in Malabar architectural style exhibits bronze lamps, musical instruments, wooden articles etc which dates back from 14th to 18th century….
15 KalithattuThe first floor is named as Kalithattu where ritual arts like Thira, Mudiyeettu, Padayani & Kaalakali & Folk art forms like String puppetry, Shadow puppetry, Pavakathakali, Darikankali and the like will be performedKalithattu Theatre constructed in Cochin Architectural style ( English – Dutch architecture) is also an extension of the museum where various costumes of Theyyam, Kathakali, Yakshagana, Jewelleries, Masks used for hunting, Ritulal masks from Karnataka, Andhra, Kerala and Orissa borders, Utensils, Excavated items and so many rare antiques and artifacts are also displayed.
16 The Kalithattu Theatre with Largest Costume Collection in India
17 The Balcony at the back of Kanjadalam theatre with bronze statute of Lord Shiva & Parvathy stood mutely as though watching a performance that only they could see…
19 Masks The mysterious world of masks provides another fascinating dimension to the performing tradition of India.In India the use of masks is found in dance rituals,dramas, folk songs, temples, and different socioculturalpractices. The museum exhibits collection of masks fromKerala, Karnataka, Andhra & Orissa bordersdating back from 15th to early 20th century
20 Rare collection of ritual mask These masks are integral to the religious and ritualistic lives of the tribal people. When used in performance mode, these serve both ritualistic and aesthetic purpose
21 Bronze & Silver MasksMasks are made up of different materials, depending on their availability in a particular region, and traditions of craftsmanship.
34 The walls done up with murals & roofs with well chiselled wooden panels
35 Entry to Kanjadalam theatre meaning “ Lotus Petals”
36 Seating arrangements Kavaravilakku Kalivilakku at Kanjadalam theatre
37 Thank you for your valuable time We cordially invite you to visit our museum & theatreFor More information, ContactKerala Folklore MuseumFolklore Jn, Thevara, Cochin, Kerala, India(91) (Office), (91) (Mobile)Web: