It's only when you visit the unique Bay Island Driftwood Museum that it dawns on you that creativity can transform a discarded item into a work of art. The museum houses unique artworks made with driftwoods (pieces of wood washed ashore by waves), and is one of its kind in the country. The sculptures have been recognised as a form of modern art. Root sculptures of various shapes and designs are the main attraction. It is said that all the items showcased have been collected from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. The sea brings along ancient trees and roots, especially during cyclones, and these are left behind on shores when the water recedes. Then, they are gathered and carved into forms of animals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish. The museum also showcases the process of the same. Almost all exhibits at the museum have a brief history written on a plaque placed below them.

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