VU Art and Design students (Fashion Design & Animation) visited “Tribal Museum” on 1st October 2019.
About Tribal Museum: Tribal Museum is a widely popular museum in town for its artefacts on the evolution of human beings and the rich cultural heritage of India. Built in 1962 as an extension of Tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune, the entry to the museum for the public began in 1965. Boasting of exhibits and displays made out of sticks and straws, the museum primarily focuses on portraying the culture and lifestyle of the tribals from the Sahyadris and Gondwana region in Maharashtra. The museum boasts of articulating the tribal lifestyle in great detail with its elaborate collection of photographs, paintings, artefacts and everyday use products. For the same reason, the museum is also thronged by several researchers and analysts in addition to the regular tourists. Among the many exhibits, displays and artefacts, the most noticeable ones include jewelry, tools, handicrafts, costumes, idol, musical instruments, photographs, weapons, household items, warli paintings, bamboo works, masks, tools, clothes, utensils etc. VU Students had gone through the essence of Tribal life and their craftsmanship & the Sustainable aspect of design through observation. They also learned about the skills of craft & composition, Design implementation, Materials used in Tribal life. Entire visit was conducted under the guidance of Art and Design faculty members.