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Warli art

10th November, 2020 Art & Culture

Context: Artists are using the traditional Warli art form to not just beautify Hyderabad, but also to create awareness on important issues

  • Simplicity is the key in Warli.
  • Warli painting is a style of tribal art mostly created by the tribal people from the North Sahyadri Range in Maharashtra, India.
  • Figures are created out of geometrical shapes — two triangles, stick-like hands and legs, a circle (representing face), a smaller circle (only for female form to indicate a hair bun) and square.
  • Warli is about day-to-day life and the human connection. A vital part of it is what one does on a regular day — agriculture, weddings, anything a common man will do.
  • There are no deities involved and there is no striking colour palette either.
  • The Warli culture is centered on the concept of Mother Nature and elements of nature are often focal points depicted in Warli painting.
  • Warli painting is registered with a geographical indication under the intellectual property rights act.