I got a chance to visit a folklore museum,
a private museum born out of one individuals love for antiques
and the desire to let others share
the beauty and elegance of these amazing artefacts.
You are invited to get a cuppa and have a look too,
|a traditional oil lamp used for aarti|
|edakka, udukku etc are percussion musical instruments used in temples|
|an ancient burial urn|
|nandi, the bull|
|an elephant toy|
|nagaraj, the serpent god.|
|a detail from the painting on one of the musical instruments|
|the intricately carved window|
|garuda, the mythical bird|
|an ancient grinding stone... yes women used it!!|
|door with special locks|
There are more amazing objects from the museum.
I will keep it for another post.
I have been trying to paint, but this week
progress eludes me, I feel.
Inspiration, I have to seek within myself
and, smile on, like these pretty flowers
found unexpectedly sometime back
in a place full of trucks and grease!