Bay Island Driftwood Museum is located at the scenic village of Kumarakom and displays a unique collection of superior quality driftwood sculptures of very high artistic value, prepared through a rare and innovative modern art form. It has a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs.
During her professional tenure in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago, a dynamic lady school teacher used to pick up pieces of driftwood deposited by the sea in the sea shores. Some of these wood pieces and roots were centuries old, and having drifted across the seas they became more resilient. The gathered pieces were cleansed, dead parts removed, scraped and trimmed to form the shape she had in mind. Many of these pieces closely resemble birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians and fishes. It can be seen that shaping, scraping, polishing, finishing and preserving are done with a lot of dedication.