Wednesday, November 10, 2010

India's own Wax Museum

Sorry, for being away for so long- I was down with a bout of seasonal flu :( Hope it was a great diwali for all of you- I was unable to do any diwali posts thanks to the flu. But, I'm going to go drool over the diwali pics of my fave bloggers right after this post :)

London, Paris and New York might have their Madame Tussauds, but we have our own 'Siddhagiri Gramjivan Wax Museum'! I was pleasantly surprised to discover its existence. It is located in Kaneri; near Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The museum showcases scenes of village life, and take a look at it yourself to see what a fantastic job they've done!


Definite drool over that basket of bangles

Village Panchayat

Bidai

Basket weavers


Don't you agree that its a fantastic job? Do visit the Museum's website for images and if in India- directions to get there.

16 comments:

GB said...

Lovely post as always, Divya! Hope you're doing better now...

XO,
G

Scribbler :) said...

Amazing how much talent we have in India...and a pity that most of it goes unnoticed. You are doing a good job by highlighting what could have become "lost art".
Great blog, you've got, by the way :)

Bedazzled said...

Get well soon and belated diwali wishes..i didnt know that we had a wax museum in India !!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hope you are doing better now!...Loved your post as always!!...and anytime you can take my name dear...my pleasure :)

Anisha said...

Amazing work!

P.S. Get well soon!

purplehomes said...

What an awesome find! Hope you are feeling much better now...take care

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely work ...
get well soon.

Sans! said...

Here is another dream destination for me , Divya :). Thank you for the links and for telling me about this post :):).

Ajay Patil said...

hope you are better. Awsome work.
Few weeks back when I was driving in Lonavala saw sign board of WAX museum. So guess Lonavala also has one :)

Kamini said...

I agree, very lifelike, fantsatic! I had heard vaguely of the museum, nice to see pics of it. There are some pretty lifelike scenes in Akshardam in Delhi too! I was so impressed when I saw them.

Shanthi said...

Awesome Figurines!!!! We have similar looking ones in Shilparamam in Hyd . Not sure if they are made of clay or Wax . Will add more from there in my next visit :-) which is may be around the corner.

Sound Horn Please said...

Thanks for all the wishes everybody! I'm still oscillating between feeling alright fora couple of hrs and then wanting to crawl back into bed. Will be back here soon with more posts :)

Geeta said...

Admiration is mutual ...your blog is lovely. I like the theme of this museum and the idols are realistic. Get well soon.

Adding you to my blog roll.

Patricia Torres said...

This was truly fabulous.. Ive featured this on my travel blog.. simply tot the detailing was awesome!

a.©.s said...

Omg, this is just fantastic!
I wanna goo...!

Lovely blog btw:) I'll visit often henceforth:)

Ajay Patil said...

This is the link to Lonavala WAX museum I had mention earlier www.celebritywaxmuseum.com