Ivory carving, one of the oldest traditions in India, has also been described as one of the noblest crafts by the Vedic literature because of its qualities of fine grain, creamy light colour, smooth texture, and soft lustre. It has flourished since prehistoric times. Elephant tusk have been the main source of ivory used for such carvings, although the tusks of walrus and other ivory-bearing mammals have also been worked. Folklore museum exhibits Ivory Boxes, Ivory Sculptures, Ivory Fan, Ivory Handles, Ivory inlaid boxes & Ivory inlaided beautiful Chitra Veena and Ivory panels.
Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to India, and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda comprises the words āyus, meaning 'life' and veda, meaning 'science'. The science of life- ayurveda. It is the art of healthy living which enables one to create harmony in daily life whilst applying self knowledge and self care. The ayurvedic approach to life involves listening to and addressing the needs of the body, recognizing the emotional state and above all deepening the connection with the essential self. The primary emphasis of ayurveda is on ways to promote health rather than just to treat the ailment. Ayurveda recommends using specific utensils for cooking food and these utensils are different from those of traditional utensils. It contains pill boxes, oil pathy, uruly (the large utensil for preparing medicine) etc. Folklore museum displays a range of Ayurveda medicinal boxes made from wood , bronze & animal horn.