Evoking the natural world, folk culture, daily village life and
pilgrimage, the Village setting showcases a wide range of artifacts,
stunning clay and brass folk sculptures, various types
of puppets, masks, paintings, dolls, wood carvings, lamps and more.
The Village setting will be animated on a periodic basis with craft
demonstrations and live performances such as puppetry and
Textiles are an important part of Indian life, functioning as an
identification of community, marital status and caste. Techniques
from tie-dye to elaborate embroidery in silver and gold are
practiced throughout South Asia, and the Village setting features
examples of many fine textiles techniques including weaving,
embroidery, quilting, dyeing, painting and more.