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Warli Art

Warli Art

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A very fine work of Indian art. a must see for those who like Indian culture.
A very fine work of Indian art. a must see for those who like Indian culture.

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PRESENTATION- Ethnicity and Artistic Production
 
Warli folk paintings are paintings of 
 Maharashtra
. Warli is the name of the largest
tribe
foundon the northern outskirts of Mumbai, in Western India. The word
“Warli” comes from “
warla
which means a piece of land or a field. So often we see the depiction of natural beauty andtradition in this art form. Yashodhra Dalmia in her review points out that all strands of Warliculture discuss the ritual cycle of the year with all its festivals. Hence, more than depictingmythological characters, they depict
 social life
. Images of human beings and animals, along withscenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern. Painted white on mud walls, theydepict scenes of human figures engaged in activities like hunting, dancing, sowing ,harvesting,drawing water from well, drying clothes or even dancing showing a vivid expression of daily andsocial events. Made with rice paste, each painting has a different purpose: to assuage evil spirits, protect the inhabitants of the house and also celebrate births, marriages, and good harvests.While men and women are depicted in almost identical fashion, the only differentiator is the littleknot of hair in the form of a bun that indicates women. Their precarious equilibrium symbolizesthe balance of the universe, and of the couple.
 
 Warli Paintings can be recognized by the fact that they are painted on an austere mud base usingone color, white, with occasional dots in red and yellow. The white pigment is a mixture of rice paste and water with gum as a binding agent.
 
Traditionally, when painting the mud walls, theyuse a bamboo stick chewed at the end, to make it work like a paintbrush.
 
The Tribal values the sense of uniformity and the close social interactions with nature and thespirits is what makes the Tribal who they are.Explaining a few paintings will make the idea more clear-This is a riverside tribal habitat. Creatures in the river water are clearly visible. This is typical of the tribal art because of their love for flora and fauna. The river is seen originating in themountains, animals and x-rayed dens can also be seen. Sun God is providing energy; women are

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