Painting referred as Alekhya was a medium of expression of artist’s deepest instincts and emotions reconciled and integrated with his social experiences and cultural heritage. Folklore museum exhibits different types of paintings from pencil drawings to murals. Murals Paintings in India dates back to times beyond the pages of history. India has a rich tradition of mural wealth and treatises like Vishnudharmottara, Silpashastra, Manasollasa, Shilparatna, Naradashilpashastra and Kashyapashilpa, provide detailed methods of preparation of walls, plasters and colors for the murals which can be considered as the remnants of ancient civilization. In fact, in classical texts like Kamasutra of Vatsyanana, painting is considered as one of the 64 arts while Vishnudharmottarapurana accords it the status of the supreme art. Folklore Museum exhibits 253 mural paintings taken from Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Bhagawatha and all art forms of Kerala.
Folklore Museum has a huge collection of Photographs which will take one back to our forgotten days. The photographs & paintings throw light to the varied dressing styles of different caste & communities existed in South India. The main photographs include that of an Ayyankar Lady, Brahmin Couple, Christian Couple, Nair Lady, Nair Gentleman, Namboothiri, Gathering Of Indian & English People During 1930, Welcome scene of expecting Maharaja, to Odayar Palayam Palace in Tamil Nadu during 1920, Tamilian Housewife with Bicycle from Chettinadu, The proud owner of a pair of Bullock during 1930, Zamorians of Calicut – Water colour drawing , An upperclass gentleman from Malabar, Kerala, Aristocratic lady from Malabar, Namboothiri lady , Chettiyar family during 1935 , Chettiyar family driving a car during 1935, Father & child posing for photo in a car, Bridegroom coming out of his bunglow for the wedding ceremony during 1940, Temple car procession in a village from Tamil Nadu, A part of a royal ceremony on the portico of a palace during 1930, An aristocratic family member of Ayyankar, Radha & Krishna glass painting, (Tanjore school Of Art),19th century, Sree Rama Patabhisheka, (Tanjore school of Art),Late 18th Century etc adorns the museum.