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Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum (Udaipur Folk Museum)
 

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum also known as Udaipur Folk Museum with an amazing collection of folk articles of Rajasthan is a part of the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal which is located near Chetak circle. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is an organization established in 1952, by Padma Shri Devilal Samar, for providing enhanced training to the traditional craft men in order to withstand the pressure of modern market. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal carries out researches and studies on folk art and culture, songs and festivals of regions like Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. Apart from that, it also conducts courses in rural communication and organizes campaigns to encourage protection for the rural areas. Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum here portrays the remarkable collection of art works gathered by the Lok Kala Mandal over the last 44 years.

The exhibits in Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum includes a variety collection of folk articles of the state such as puppets, dolls, masks, folk dresses, ornaments, musical instruments, and paintings. The entrance hall of Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum displays theater objects and the adjoining hall have a remarkable collection of tribal folk musical instruments and ornaments. Nearby is the puppet theatre and here puppet shows are conducted at regular intervals which lasts for about 15 minutes. Opposite side of the puppet theater is adorned with henna handprints, decorated cow dung floors and terra-cotta devras (small shrines) that come from the village of Molela near Nathdwara. Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum is open on all days from 9.00 AM to 6 PM except for public holidays.

Contact : Bhartiya Lok kala Mandal
Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan
Tel: 91 294 529296, 525077
Fax: 91 294 524091


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