Warli art, a beautiful folk art of Maharashtra, is a traditional creation of the tribal women living on the northern outskirts of Mumbai. This art was first explored in the early seventies. Through these paintings, the tribal people express themselves through images depicting social life - pictures of humans and animals going about their daily activities are painted in vivid styles. We see paintings of human figures engaged in activities like sowing, harvesting, hunting, dancing and other daily chores. Many paintings also depict the marriage God, Palghat. These paintings are also considered to be auspicious, and are said to invoke the powers of the Gods.
Warli paintings have evolved over the years, and have become popular all over India. These were mainly done by the women in the tribes, but nowadays even men are taking it up. In fact, this art form is pretty easy to learn yourself. With a little training, you could try your hand at it too!
Go beyond wall paintings when thinking of Warli Art. Out of the box ideas like Warli paintings on bottles, lampshades, books, pen stands, pots and clocks can help transform the look of your homes. How about painting your front door with Warli art? Or adding in a bed-sheet to give a traditional and rustic look to your bedroom? The options are endless. We at Sanskriti Lifestyle can help you choose the right Warli accessory for your homes. We have a variety of unique designs for every mood. Take a look!
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