नृवंशविज्ञान संग्रह

 

The field based research and documentation initiatives of the Division have given rise to a repository of valuable arts and crafts objects and are presently preserved in the cultural archives of the Division. The core collection comprises originals, reproductions, and reprographic material. It has a rich collection of masks, puppets and scroll paintings.

Collections includes:

  • Photography Collection on life styles of different communities.
  • Masks from India and many other countries throughout the world.
  • Puppets (leather puppets, glove puppets, rod puppets, string puppets etc).
  • North Eastern Textiles.
  • Phulkari, Kantha, Rabari, Chikankari Embroidery.
  • Scrolls (Patua, Pattam Katha, Devnarayan ki Phad etc).
  • 1200 meter Mahabharata scroll by Santokba Dudhat.
  • 250 meter Indira Priyadarshini Scroll by Santokba Dudhat.
  • Nakshi dolls from Andhra Pradesh and Krishna dolls from Manipur.
  • Paintings (Madhubani, Gond, Kalighat, Bhil, Kalamkari, Pata Chitra etc)
  • Bamboo craft and basketry from North East India.
  • Milada Ganguly Collection comprising rare Naga artefacts and paintings from Nagaland.
  • 46 shadow puppets on Ramayana theme from Karnataka
  • 4 Soura paintings from Odisha
  • 15 Masks & 20 costumes of Ramman – Religious and Ritual Theatre of Garhwal
  • Kavad & Ramji Ki Phad from Rajasthan
  • Clay Toys (Ram & Sita ) from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Pattamkatha from Telangana
  • Sikki Grass Items (Ram, Lakshman, Sita) from Bihar
  • Stone Carving from Bihar
  • Leather Puppets from Anantapur Dist. (A.P)
  • Zari Zardozi from Old Delhi
  • Miniature Paintings from New Delhi

 

Artefacts related to Ramlila:

  • Metal Bells
  • A Dholak (Musical Instrument)
  • A Ghanta (Musical Instrument)
  • A Naal (Musical Instrument)
  • A pair of Ghungroo (Musical Instrument)
  • A Chimta (Musical Instrument)
  • A Bhapang (Musical Instrument)
  • A Ravanhathha (Musical Instrument)
  • A Mashak (Musical Instrument)
  • A Khadtal (Musical Instrument)
  • A pair of Manjira (Musical Instrument)
  • A Plain Shankh
  • A Panchmukhi Shankh
  • A Shaligram Stone
  • A Shaligram Fossil
  • A terracotta replica of ‘Battle of Ram and Makaraksh Rakshash’
  • A terracotta replica of Ram redeeming Ahalya
  • Five Molela tiles depicting various scenes of the Ramayana
  • Three Ramayana based replicas from Allahabad Museum
  • Painted wooden hands and feet of Ram and Sita
  • A Ram Durbar carved in Neem Wood
  • Eight Nakshi Dolls based on the various characters of the Ramayana
  • Replica of Ramsiya Coin (From Bharat Kala Bhavan)
  • A Painting by Sh. Shrikant Chougule depicting Shri Ram, Sita and Dashavtar
  • Set of Ramayana based Ganjifa cards
  • A Ramayana Palm leaf manuscript
  • Set of ornaments and headgears used in Ramlila (Vyomesh Shukla)
  • Seven Ramayana based Scrolls of Akshay Bariki
  • Calligraphic Panels
  • Ram Dala ki Phad
  • Two Ramnaami headgears, four Chaadars and one pair of Ghungroos.