Saputara Museum, also known as Saputara Tribal Museum, is a small museum located on the highway leading to Surat and Nasik. Collections of the museum provide an insight into the lifestyle of the tribal population of the Dang District, of which the destination forms a part. The Dang District is home to nearly 300 villages, whose majority population is of tribal community. This museum was built in order to acquaint the tourists with the tribal culture and lifestyle of this population segment of the district. Various tribal communities residing in the region include Bhils, Kunbis, Gamits, and Warlis. Located in the heart of the city, Saputara Museum showcases a variety of artefacts like clothes, utensils, traditional articles, lifestyles, house objects, musical instruments and ornaments. Collection of the museum depicts the everyday life of the tribal communities of the region. This museum also houses various artefacts that belong to the Dang tribe of Saputara. Apart from general artefacts, this museum also showcases various items like grass ornaments, stuffed birds, stone funerary, column woodcarving, clay ritual objects, body tattoos and masks. Workshops and other exhibitions are also held in the museum every year in order to showcase the lifestyle, history and ecology of the aborigines of the region.
Surat-Saputara-Nasik Highway, Saputara, Maharashtra 423502, India