Sunday, April 01, 2012

Folklore Museum.

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

veena

nandi, the bull

an elephant toy

another 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!



7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tour! And beautiful flowers!

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  2. wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

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  3. I'd say your visit to the museum was a bit of paradise. Where is this folklore museum?

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  4. Lovely post ~ wonderful tour of the museum with amazing artifacts ~ beautiful photo of gorgeous flowers ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  5. Thank you all of you for visiting my museum pages.

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  6. flowers are sunshine. the carved window appeals to me. i like the antique toys too. :)

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