Thursday, August 19, 2010

Warli Art - The Tribal Art of India

Hello People..!!!
Here I am with something new, "Warli Art - The Tribal Art of India".
Above Image, "The Dance"
Mount : Card Parer
Medium : Acrylics
Size : 12" x 12"

Worlies are the largest tribe in Maharastra, India. They have their own beliefs, life, customs and traditions, which is a part of Composite Hindu culture. The word "Warli" is derived from "Warla", which means " piece of land or field". Traditionally printed by Woman on mud walls, Warli paintings are vivid expression of daily and social events. They are an example of diversity in Indian Art. They also tell us about their life and communication in those days.

"The Family"
Mount : Card Paper
Medium : Acrylics
Size : 12" x 12"

Worli paintings are very different from other folk and tribal paintings in India. The Worli art form is similar to to the pre-historic cave paintings in its execution and they use a very basic graphic vocabulary. These paintings made on austere mud base using one colour, White, with occasional dots in red or yellow. The white pigment is the mixture of "Rice Paste" and water with Gum as a binding agent. Traditionally, when painting the mud walls, Warlies use a bamboo stick chewed at the end, to make it work like a paintbrush.

This was my first attempt in Worli art, and some basic information to share about Warli Art. For more information you can go to the link or

I'll be back with something new in my next post.
Be Safe & Think Creative..!!


  1. Hi rachana,
    :) came here from patty's blog. Why don't you link this post at the artsy-craftsy challenge too?

    have a look if it interests you :)

  2. Lovely, thanks for linking this to The Keybunch Carnival

  3. Lovely art and thanks for the link. my love for this art form is growing day by day :-)

  4. a complete family..i liked the theme :) with Sun :)


I love to hear from you.... Thank you for leaving me a note!

You may like this ..!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...