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Shreyas Folk Museum

Amongst the museums in Ahmedabad the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad is one of the informative and educational museums located close to the suburbs of Ambavadi near Sabarmati. This museum displays the colorful and traditional folk arts of Gujarat. From textile and clothing to the decorative collectibles, the Shreyas Folk Museum brings out the traditional rustic flavor and cultural heritage of Gujarat.

History:

Situated in the Shreyas Tekra hill near Ambavadi, the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad is named after the Shreyas Tekra hill. An exclusive collection of folk arts and other collectibles makes the museum one of the major tourist attractions of Ahmedabad. Tourists interested in folk art must plan a trip to the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad.

Description:

The Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad has an exclusive collection of folk arts and objects which reflect the colorful and traditional heritage of Gujarat. Governed by a private trust the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad gives you an insight into the traditional crafts and technology.

In the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad the folk art of many of the traditional and rural communities has been studied. These communities belong to different villages of Gujarat and in this museum you can get a glimpse of their exquisite artwork. The communities whose culture and folk art are being researched in the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad are kathi, rabari, charan, ahir, brahmins, banias, meghvals, bharvad, kanbi, koli, mer, Bhansali, rajputs, khojas, vohras, memons and the Miyanas.

From costumes to handmade articles these communities exhibit their works in the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad. One of the major attractions of the Shreyas Folk Museum, Ahmedabad is a complete skeleton of an elephant which has a height of 3.19m. There is an extensive collection of old coins, weapons, puppets, toys, costumes, masks, musical fountains and animal caparisons which recall the grandeur of the bygone era and exudes a vintage charm.

The museum remains open on all days of the week from 10:30am-05:30pm and it is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Besides the Shreyas Folk Museum you can explore a number of other tourist attractions in Ahmedabad. On your Tour to Ahmedabad plan a trip to the Rani Sipri's Mosque, Raj Rabri Mosque, Dada-hari-di-Vav, Victoria Gardens, Kutbi Mazar, Bhadra Fort, N C Mehta Museum of Miniatures and Calico Textile Museum. Modhera is also an interesting destination, famous for the ancient Sun temple and also you can go to Lothal where you can get to see the remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization.