2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART F
India is a land, rich with art, tradition and culture. Most people, especially those living in the rural sector of India, practically make a livelihood by practicing various forms of arts and crafts. Warli art is an ancient Indian folk art tradition of painting of a Maharashtrian tribe called Warli. Warli is the name of the biggest tribe found on the northern outskirts of Mumbai. The village painters express their skill through natural colours and geometrical hand painting with wooden stick. The warli painting essentially depicts the basic principle of life which are used to depict human figures, animal’s figures, houses etc. Warli art is known for its monochromatic depictions that express the folk life of socio-religious customs, imaginations & believes. ‘White colour’ is used on a red earthen background.
A study was undertaken to document the traditional art of painting, from Maharashtra (India). The data was collected with the help of personal interviews of Warli artisans. The study deals with the history, use of raw materials, technique and themes used in Warli Paintings in the context of the role of local artisans of Jawhar and Dahanu town of Maharashtra. This study focuses on the paintings of warli with special emphasis to the present scenario of Warli painting and to study its evolution from the past to present & adaptation of these traditional paintings on Home textiles and Apparels which is creating future for artisans and happiness to the customers. Adaptation of this traditional art on Home textiles and Apparels is creating happiness and hope for betterment of artisans and creating future for them too.