Welcome to Kerala Folklore Theatre & MuseumReincarnating Traditional Art
A legacy of our cultureThis innovative venture aims to preserve and protect our culture which otherwise wouldhave been lost to posterity. This venture is unique and inimitable and proves thedetermination and sincere effort to cherish our culture.
A reincarnation to the pastStanding at the edge of a time frame.. ….the wide opened corridors welcomes one to the palace of treasuries & mysteries
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
The Museum…display of traditional Musical Instruments
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….
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 – Dutcharchitecture) is also an extension of the museum where various costumes of Theyyam,Kathakali, Yakshagana, Jewelleries, Masks used for hunting, Ritulal masks fromKarnataka, Andhra, Kerala and Orissa borders, Utensils, Excavated items and somany rare antiques and artifacts are also displayed.
The Kalithattu Theatrewith Largest Costume Collection in India
The Balcony at the back ofKanjadalam theatre with bronze statute of Lord Shiva & Parvathy stood mutely as though watching a performance that only they could see…
Masks The mysterious world of masks provides anotherfascinating dimension to the performing tradition of India. In India the use of masks is found in dance rituals, dramas, folk songs, temples, and different sociocultural practices. The museum exhibits collection of masks from Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra & Orissa borders dating back from 15th to early 20th century
Rare collection of ritual maskThese masks are integral to the religious and ritualistic lives of the tribalpeople. When used in performance mode, these serve both ritualistic and aesthetic purpose
Bronze & Silver Masks Masks are made up of different materials, depending on their availability in a particular region, and traditions of craftsmanship.
The walls done up with murals & roofs with well chiselled wooden panels
Entry to Kanjadalam theatre meaning “ Lotus Petals”
Seating arrangementsKavaravilakku Kalivilakku at Kanjadalam theatre
Thank you for your valuable timeWe cordially invite you to visit our museum & theatre
For More information Contact Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum Folklore Jn, Thevara, Cochin, Kerala, India Phone: 0484 2665452Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com Web: www.keralafolkloretheatre.com/www.keralafolkloremuseum.in