WARLI FOLK ART
Warli painting is a beautiful folk art of Maharashtra, traditionally created by the tribal women. Tribals are the Warli, Malkharkoli, Kathodi, Kokana, Dhodi tribes found on the northern outskirts of Maharashtra. Tribal people express themselves in vivid styles through paintings, which they execute on the walls of their house. This was the only means of transmitting folklore to a populace not acquainted with written word. Warli paintings were mainly done by the women folk. The most important aspect of painting is that it does not depict mythological characters or images of deities, but depict social life. Pictures of human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern. Warli paintings are painted white on mud walls. The visual energy of the Warli painting is attained through line drawings or cultivating land, colour is not the main criteria.
GI Tag Number : 239
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