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Warli Tribal Painting

$52.00

Product: Warli Tribal Painting

Category/Sub-Category: Tribal Paintings

Description:  Its a form of wall painting brought to canvas by expert artists. The art form is one of the oldest in India dating back to 10th century AD.

Significance:

  1. A unique piece of Tribal Art (One of the oldest)
  2. Adds artistic value to your living room
  3. Depiction of Creativity at its best.

 Suggestion for Maintenance:

If this cloth paining is framed, with glass or transparent plastic frame, no specific measure needs to be taken for maintenance.

Size: 18 Inch X 18 Inch

 

Warli is one of the oldest forms of Indian folk art and has its origins in the Warli region of Maharashtra. This form of tribal art mainly makes use of geometric shapes such as circles, triangles and squares to form numerous shapes depicting life and beliefs of the Warli tribe. In olden days, Warli art was done on walls on special occasions. The painting would be done over a brown background which would basically be a mixture of mud and cow dung cakes. The white pigment used to draw shapes and figures would be a mixture of rice mixed with water and gum. One of the most popular themes in Warli art is a spiral chain of humans around one central motif. This in accordance with their belief that life is an eternal journey, and it has no beginning and end.

Maharashtra is known for its Warli folk paintings. Warli is the name of the largest tribe found on the northern outskirts of Mumbai, in Western India. Despite being in such close proximity of the largest metropolis in India, Warli tribesmen shun all influences of modern urbanization. Warli Art was first discovered in the early seventies. While there are no records of the exact origins of this art, its roots may be traced to as early as the 10th century A.D. Warli is the vivid expression of daily and social events of the Warli tribe of Maharashtra, used by them to embellish the walls of village houses. This was the only means of transmitting folklore to a populace not acquainted with the written word.

 

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Weight 150 g
Dimensions 45 × 45 cm

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