Saturday, 31 March 2012


Hiee!! Had been a bit occupied as i had to run a marathon the last few days completing dues at college and due to project submissions. Glad to be back and share a bit more about Warli :)

The extremely simple Warli paintings use very basic graphic forms: a circle, a triangle and a square. The circle and triangle come from their observation of nature; the circle representing the sun or the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees. The square seems to obey a different logic and appears to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. The central motif in each ritual painting is the square, the chowk(or chowkat); inside it, one finds a sacred figure.

The sacred chowk in Warli
The central motif in these ritual paintings is surrounded by scenes portraying hunting, fishing and farming, festivals and dances, trees and animals.

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