Warli Paintings, for Sale from Maharashtra
A recent visit to the ‘Traditional Art’ exhibition here in Bangalore had me visually feasting the treasured art forms of India. Not just the art pieces, the artists were there too to exhibit their colors, brushes and strokes. ‘Art’ really doesn’t have to be complicated to appreciate it. It is the simplest strokes that sometimes wins your heart.
Warli Art Pieces
I am sharing with you the Warli Art pieces with you in this post. The artists were from the Warli district, in the foothills of Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. The tribal people of this place are in international limelight today for this art. Studies in this field indicate that this form of art started some time in 10th century AD.
The women were mostly engaged in Warli Paintings. They smeared the walls with wet cow dung, which was then coated with red mud. They used thin bamboo twigs dipped in rice paste to draw various motifs which depicted their daily life events. A ceremonial event, the walls were repeatedly coated and then painted, thus passing down the art through generations.
Creativity knows no boundaries and now this art comes in various color combination. It is being done on anything and everything, from cards to pots, from pencil holders to bags and even on dress materials and sarees. There are various art centers teaching this art form and it has become more of fashion statement among the youngsters today!