Kerala folklore is unique in its richness and variety. A wide array of things used by the common people portraying their living style, talent and creativity is exhibited through an array of objects used by our bygone generation. This will take one to the life style and culture of the common people of Kerala. A number of quaint costumes used in the folk and classical performing arts of south India is exhibited in the museum.
Massive wooden tiger figures are typical of southern Carnataka which might be the vehicle of some Bhootha a divine apparition. Unusual traditional betel bowl of Malabar The large wooden sculpture of Kamarathi, a sexul union that was originally meant to promote fertility. Kamakala The symbolical union of Kama with Kala represented by Siva and Lalita. The sricakra yantra also symbolizes this union.No sacred art can be termed ugly, grotesque, exotic or unnatural when seen the under stood form the view point of its own cultural environment, and with the necessary ‘key’ to unlock its symbolism.The huge and ornate spittoon also typifies the grandeur of the past. One of the attractions of the museum is the display of domestic utensils of remote antiquity in the corridor which comprise Chinese vessels jewelry boxes, cash boxes, cane boxes, etc. Antique objects pointing to the life in the remote ages in Kerala are showcased here and they comprise several personal effects, trade linked equipments and curious etc. Miniature statuettes of men and animals belonging to remote antiquity are placed here, throwing light on the arts and crafts of a bygone Dravidian period.
Methiyadi,/ Wooden Slippers : a kind of footwear that was used in old days .Blacksmith Airblower, Document Box, Pallankuzhi ( game),Iron Boxes,Oil Can ( Made from the horn of Ox) Bottle Gourd ( To keep water),Paddy Showel ( Made from the bone of whale),Aranmula Mirror ( Made from Metal),Toddy tapping device ( Deer Bone),Tools Measuring paddy, Oil, Coins etc & & Weighing Instruments like mannu ( 15 kg stone), Ancient Locks & Keys, Stone Flute, Sword handle made from the legs of deer, Sword cover made from the skin of crocodile, bronze vessels like coffee pots, different kinds of bronze lottas (glasses), betel boxes, arecanut cutters, small lime vessels for betel chewers, small bronze vessel for crushing arecanuts, Dhoopakkutty, conches with silver embellishments besides a large number of other precious antiques. Traditional wooden kitchen utensils like Uppu Maravi ( salt container) Spice boxes, Coconut scrapper, leather painted coin boxes on wood