Lok Virsa Museum & Heritage Library
|Lok Virsa Museum & Heritage Library Islamabad|
Lok Virsa Museum & Heritage Library Islamabad. The Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional heritage) works towards preserving the living folk and traditional culture of Pakistan. Lok Virsa Museum is next to the Pakistani Monument and is a relatively large museum in Islamabad. The exhibits mainly cover the traditional crafts and culture of Pakistan. It shows the life scenes of the people of Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. There are many vivid and interesting statues of local people.Its Folk Heritage Museum, located near Shakarparian Hills, has a large display of embroidered costumes, jewellery, woodwork, metalwork; block printing, ivory and bone work. Traditional architecture facades exhibiting such skills are fresco, mirror work, marble inlay, title mosaic and stucco traceries are also displayed. Lok Virsa Heritage reference Library is equipped with resource data on ethnography, anthropology, folk music art, history and crafts. Books on culture, heritage audio and video cassettes of folk and classical vocal and instrumental music are available for sale at Lok Virsa’ sales centre.