Shakunthala Jagannathan Museum of Folk Art is located near the Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram
. It is housed in Brahma Mandiram, a 400 year-old house, that belonged to the landowners of Damal, the maternal ancestors of Sir C P Ramaswamy Aiyar. The museum dates back to the 16 - 17th century. The collections include traditional furniture, antique dolls, ancient palm leaves, musical instruments, puja
implements, lamps, stone sculptures, paintings, traditional dressing, palm and reed mats, silk, cotton and handloom sarees
, jewelry and indological books.
The Museum publications include 'Textiles of Tamilnadu,' 'Lamps of Tamilnadu,' and 'Vessels of Kanchi.'
The museum is open from Tuesday - Sunday from 9 30 hrs to 17 00 hrs.
Monday is a holiday.
The Veda Parayanam during the Panguni Uttiram (March-April) festival is held in this building every year. The Musuem is usually closed for 15 days during the Panguni Uttiram festival.