Monday, January 31, 2011
Warli is the name of a tribe, which resides in Thane district of Maharashtra on the northern
outskirts of Mumbai and extends up to the Gujarat border. They are spread out in the
villages named Dahanu, Talasari, Mokhada, Vada, Palghara and several other parts of the
district as well. The origin of the warlis is yet unknown and no records of this art are found,
but many scholars and folklorists believe that it can be traced to as early as tenth century
A.D when man learnt to build walls of the house. This art was eventually discovered in the
early seventies, and became popular for its unique simplicity and fervor for life.
Warli painting is simple and linear with the maximum use of triangular shape
This art is a 2 dimensional, with no perspective or proportion.Usually it is done on walls smeared with white paints as base.
Here I have created with "hand made paper" as base with metallic and acryllic paints. Alternatively primer coated Ply boards can also be used can give various texture background to the base and the ,main figures can be drawn on it. Possibilities are endless Main requirements are "Time and Patience" which is very important for any art !
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