Lok Virsa Museum
Lok Virsa Museum aka Heritage Museum is located in Islamabad, Pakistan. The collection of antiquities for this museum started in 1974. In 2004, formally inaugurated to pay homage to the talents of Pakistani people. The museum is a collection of well-known folk traditions, folk art and handicrafts in anthropology.
The most unique thing about this museum is that there are separate halls for different countries. Like Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia that exhibits the culture of these countries. Including the Central Asian states (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan).
The lifestyle of different parts of Pakistan is on display here through sculptures, paintings, poetry, music and textile works. There is a wide variety of embroidered fabrics, jewellery, woodwork, metal work, block printing, ivory and bone work. In addition the rare specimens of traditional architecture, glass work, marble, tiles, mosaics and fresco art are also on display in the museum.
There are pictures of musicians standing in the Sufi Hall, performing poetry of Sufi saints like Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Shah Abdul Latif Bhattai, Sachal Sarmast. There are also pictures of the shrines of Data Ganj Bakhsh, Shah Rakn Alam and Bahauddin Zakaria Multani.
The most unique thing about this museum is that there are separate halls for different countries. Like Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Central Asian states (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan). Where the culture of these countries are on display.
The walls of the museum are plastered in such a way that in rural houses, the rooms and walls are covered with mud. Here is also an audio and visual library In which the voices of different parts of Pakistan have preserved.