Friday, November 13, 2009

Thakar Adivasi Kala Angan (Museum & Art Gallery)


The Thakar Adivasi Kala Angan is the first Museum of Thakar traditional folk arts, crafts and forms of dance drama in India, which is situated in ancestral village of Pinguli in South Maharashtra.
Shri.Parshuram V.Gangavane director, Awarded the “Maharashtra State Govt. Award-2009” For Preserving the traditional Thakar folk art locally and perform it nationally from last 35 years. The trust undertakes ongoing activities in “Guru Shishya Parampara”, conservation of original art materials and promotion of this beautiful range of folk art.

Repertory of Thakar Art Forms:

There are eleven distinct art forms of Thakar Heritage. We give below a brief description of a few among them.

Puppet Show (string Puppets)

Leather Puppet (Shadow Puppet)


Pangul Bael




Dona Geet(song)

Radha Nrutya

About the place:-

The subtropical coastal ecology of konkan is very attractive & comfortable. The crisp summer, months are cool under the shade of trees. Winters are very pleasant. The best season however avoiding the rain is during October and March.
If you are of contemplative bent of mind, however the rainy season here at konkan you would find most conducive

Our Facilities:-
· Loadging & Boarding.
· Home Meal.
· Craft Sell Counter.
· Tourist Guide.

Further Information & Booking Contact:-
Vishram Thakar Adivasi Kala Aangan, charitable Trust,

At.Post. Pinguli (Gudhipur), BKG Rd,

Tal. Kudal, Dist. Sindhudurg ( Maharashtra )
Pin Code - 416520 ( INDIA)
Email-Id :-

"We welcome you round the year for some of the most enjoyable times, with our tribal culture cuisine & hospitalities” .


  1. Hello,

    I want to buy some puppets please give me your contact number so I can talk to someone who can either make puppets for me or we can buy some puppets from you.


  2. please send me an address or phone no. of a chitrakathi/pinguli painter artist in mumbai. i am interested in knowing more. i would like to buy a painting too. i am from bengal also famous for her folk art.
    my email :