The Tribal and Folk Art Museum is an expression of the very origins of human art. The Tribal museum captures it in all its extraordinary vitality. Picasso and Brancusi, and Paul Klee all tried to draw on the wellsprings of their inspiration with varying degrees of success. In the lobby is a single roomed hut with a tiled roof. Pottery birds and walls painted with finger designs brighten this simple dwelling. Then there is a metal tree of life known as the Karma Tree. Terracotta horses and elephants stand under two dimensional paintings capturing the rhythm of village life.
It is believed that a millennium ago, when these tribal artists and artisans met the outside World, something incredible happened. The wonder of Khajuraho was born. Local masons drawing on their own inspiration and using local materials created the miracles of this ancient-town.