Tribal Paintings

2500 and 3000 BC a style of painting was born, practiced by India’s Warli tribe

The indigenous Warli tribe based in coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat in India.They belong to Australoid group denoting a broad racial classification representing people across continents, including the Australian Aborigines. It could also represent communities in Malay peninsula, southeast Asia and a handful of tribes in the Indian subcontinent

The Warlis are said to be worshippers of nature with their own animistic beliefs and customs.The most important aspect of the paintings being that these do not depict mythological characters or images of deities, but social life.

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