Warli Art - Life of Tribal Village
- Subject: Warli Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque Vegetable & Natural Colors
- Base Material: Handmade Paper (unframed)
- Size: 4.5 in. wide X 6.5 in. tall (11.5 cms X 16.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Add a new dimension to your decor or art collection with this Warli painting from India.
This painting is an exquisite Indian tribal folk artwork featuring the daily life in a village.
Warli is the name of the largest tribe found on the northern outskirts of Mumbai, in Western India state of Maharashtra. 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. This art form is simple in comparison to the vibrant paintings of Madhubani.
Women are mainly engaged in the creation of these paintings. These paintings do not depict mythological characters or images of deities, but depict social life. Images of human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern. These themes are highly repetitive and symbolic. These paintings also serve social and religious aspirations of the local people. It is believed that these paintings invoke powers of the Gods.
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