Heritage on display at Janapada Loka

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    Janapada Loka or ''World of Folk-Culture'' is a world of simplicity and art, is dedicated to preserve and promote folk art and culture. Situated 53 kms. on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, this 15-acre complex is a treasure-trove of Karnataka’s folk heritage. The museum, drawn from the life and arts of a large number of tribal and rural folk across Karnataka, has an amazing collection of 5000 artefacts that represent the essence of Karnataka’s folk culture. The display includes an array of agricultural hunting and fishing implements, weapons, ingenious household gadgets, masks, dolls and shadow puppets.
Photos and text by Sharath Ahuja, IISc, Bangalore.

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