About the project

This website presents what the Museum of Cultural History regards as its ‘Santal Collection’. This designation implies that the objects were collected among the Santal people, without all items necessarily having been produced by Santals.

Santal society and culture

With a population of more than ten million, the Santal are the largest of the tribal populations in South Asia.

The Santal Collection

The Santal people is the largest tribal population in South Asia.

The Santal Mission

The origin of the Santal Mission was somewhat different from that of most mission societies.