Kerala Folklore Museum

The Museum of Folklore in Cochin is truly brilliant. It is filled to the brim with folk arts from Southern India. The museum was built 4 years ago, and is based on traditional South Indian temple architecture. It is beautiful. It houses just one man’s collection -24 years of kleptomania are well appreciated here, let’s just hope the original owners were paid fairly.

My favourite was a huge mask collection. RAA!

South Indian Ritual Masks

Thayyam face painting patterns

Karnataka string puppets (Hanuman is wining at a game of scissor-paper-stone)

Thayyam mask

Thayyam preast plates