Research project on Costumes and Textiles of Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune.

The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is the one-man collection done by Padmashree Late Dr. D.G. Kelkar (1896-1990). It is a collection about 21,000 priceless artifacts which mirror the everyday life of India. Among other artifacts like writing instruments, coins, nut crackers, musical instruments, etc., the museum also houses a vivid collection of Paithanis and Chandrakala from Maharashtra, Parsi garos, Banarasi weaves, Rabari garments from Kutch and Gujarat, ‘Kantha’ creations etc. This project is an attempt to document the historic costumes in the collection of the Kelkar Museum. Detailed documentation of all the heritage textiles and costumes exhibited at the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune. The research outcome will be in the form of Publication of data in the form of a book containing the collected data and pictorial evidences of the same and Presenting research papers.