Tarpa Dance - Hand painted Warli Painting
We bring to you an exquisite hand painted Warli art on canvas without frame. This painting depicts a scene from the night time festivities of during which the Warlis perform the ritualistic Tarpa dance. The colour scheme is white on ochre red - the classic Warli colours.
We bring to you an exquisite Warli painting on canvas without frame. Please see below to know more about the Warli Painting tradition. This painting depicts a scene from the night time festivities of during which the Warlis perform the ritualistic Tarpa dance. The colour scheme is white on ochre red - the classic Warli colours.
Material: Canvas. Ships without wooden frame
Dimensions: 1.5 ft x 1ft
Imperfections and variations in the product cannot be termed as defects, as these are intrinsic to the handmade process
Colors in the picture might vary slightly due to lighting in the studio
Ships within 10 days
“Our history is not written, it is drawn: we tell you stories, we tell you about our life” – Jivya Soma Mashe
As the Jeep plies northwards from Mumbai through the Satpura Range, one enters the realm of The Warli - an ancient tribe endemic to the Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra and Valsad, Navsari and Surat districts of Gujarat. For three millenia theirs has been an agrarian society; coupled with hunting they have led a subsistence life. The art form takes its name from the tribe which in turn has been derived from “Warul/Warud” which means forest or fanatic. The Warlis have their own religious system akin to paganism and have their dialect which is a mixture of Khandeshi Bhili and Marathi.
Warli art began as cave paintings depicting the culture of the Warlis – their everyday life, hunting scenes, village life, religious rituals etc. It then came to adorn the walls of their dwellings. Lacking a written language, the art form has been used by the Warlis to propagate lore and knowledge alike. These paintings form a very important part of every ritual. The women paint the characteristic red ochre mud walls of their dwellings using washable colours. The original white color (a mixture of rice paste, water and gum) on red background is the quintessential color scheme of the Warli art. However, in modern times the artists are experimenting with different colours. The art form has now moved from mud walls to the dwellings of the rich and famous – adorning the walls of savvy hotels. Other merchandise has also taken to Warli art like a duck to water – porcelain tea sets, cushion covers and even sarees with Warli motifs are common these days.
Many organizations are working to revive the art form that reached its Nadir due to the efforts of Jivya Soma Mashe. Warli art was awarded the GI tag recently under auspices of the Geographical Indication of Goods Act.
|Material||Warli on Canvas|
|Geographical Indication (GI)||Warli Painting [ 239 ]|
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