Saputara Tribal Museum

Saputara tribal museum is an interesting place to visit in Gujarat. This museum is dedicated to exhibit the primitive culture and living style of the tribal people of Dang district which constitute the ninety percent of the population of the region. Here visitors will come across various stuffs like tribal musical instruments, face masks and other dance costumes, jewelry, interesting tribal handicrafts and artefacts, native clothes together other heritage items like utensils. Though it exclusively focuses on the lifestyles of Dang tribe but it also portrays the lifestyles and cultures of other tribes like Warlis, Gamits, Kunbis and Bhils.

The museum is one of popular places of attractions in India and it is divided into sections like workshops, music section, pottery section and decorative items. Visitors can expect a lot from this museum which is often considered to be the most ideal place to visit in the scenic hill station through our Tribal Tour Package of Gujarat. The section of decorative item is adorned with items like carvings and wood work. Paintings and wall hangings are display in full in this section. Then comes the pottery section where vessels made of mud and clay is the main display object that used to give an impression of the primitive way of water storage. Music section comprises of primitive musical instruments that were used in festivals and other tribal ceremonies.

History

The museum was established with the sole purpose of introducing the visitors with the dominant tribal population of the area. The museum will help them to understand how the tribal people of Dang district have been surviving for various decades. Though there is some drawback in the presentation style but once you visit the museum you have the chance of familiarizing with various tribal expression forms like body tattoos, ritual clay objects, woodcarving, stuffed birds, grass ornaments etc. The museum will give you an idea how the tribal people of Dang earns their livelihood. The museum is also known for displaying paintings along with hall hangings with clear description. The museum located in Saputara helps in understanding their struggle for survival in the lap of nature.

Where is it located?

Saputara Tribal Museum is located in the scenic hill station of Saputara which falls within the district of Dang in Gujarat. The most simplest and affordable way of reaching this museum is through road. It will roughly take 293 km to reach the destination from Vadodara Airport via NH360 and NH8. From Waghai railway station the journey is approximately 52.2 km.

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