Palmyra leaves inscribed with the ancient lore of Kerala and needle used for writing on these leaves are one among the curious on display. Palm leaf manuscripts are manuscripts made out of dried palm leaves written with a stylus having silver content. It was the paper of the ancient world. Initially knowledge was passed down orally, after the invention of alphabets, people eventually began to write them down in dried palm leaves of Palmyra palm or talipot palm. The method of writing is incising with metal pen (stylus) and Blackening with vegetable juice and lamp black was followed. Some palm leaf manuscripts like those with astrology, rare medicinal secrets, Tantric, horoscope, documents, epics, stories etc and other interested manuscripts are exhibited for vision
In early times proclamations & other important announcements and messages were passed through bronze manuscripts.
India is a country ruled by many kings is also very rich in stone, Iron & pillar inscriptions. The 1V major rock edicts of Ashoka tells about the practice of Dharma & Rock & in Kaling edict he mentions “ All men are my children” is an example of rock inscription. The iron pillar inscriptions in Sanskrit inside Qutab Minar belongs to 4th century by Vikramaditya , the gupta ruler is a beautiful example of the metallurgy as well as the metal inscription. Allahabad Pillar inscription by Harisena during Gupta Empire (320 – 540 ad) is another famous pillar inscriptions. The earliest known stone inscription in Kerala is that in Edakkal caves dates back to more than 9500 years.
Folklore museum exhibits at the entrance a beautiful stone inscription from Kancheepuram which tells the tale of a temple is in various languages like Tamil, Sanskrit, Telugu Another beautiful inscription can be seen on a stone sculpture of Jain Tirthankara at Folklore Museum.