Guardian of the grove in Gond by Sukhiram Maravi

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Dimensions : H- 36 inch | W- 36 inches
Medium : Acrylic Colors on Canvas

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This painting of Gond artistry by Sukhiram Maravi is a captivating portrayal of a cow standing in a lush grove. In this aesthetically pleasing masterpiece, artist's skilled brushwork brings vibrant colors to life, infusing the scene with a sense of tranquility and harmony. The cow, a revered symbol of nourishment and abundance, stands as a gentle guardian of nature's bounty, surrounded by the lush greenery of the grove.

Gond art, originating from the indigenous Gondi tribe of central India, emerged as a form of ritualistic expression and storytelling passed down through generations. Traditionally created using natural materials such as charcoal and plant-based pigments, Gond paintings adorned the walls and floors of homes during festivals and auspicious occasions, serving as a medium for transmitting cultural knowledge and spiritual beliefs across generations. Evolving from Digna and Bhittichitra, it showcases intricate geometric patterns like Digna on walls and floors, while Bhittichitra adorns house walls with vibrant depictions of animals, plants, and trees.

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    Sukhiram Maravi, a 34-year-old artist from Bhusanda Village in Dinsori District, Madhya Pradesh, has been passionately immersed in the art of Gond painting since 2010, learning the craft alongside his wife within their family. Despite his nursing education from BFC in Bhopal, Sukhiram's heart was always drawn to painting, a passion he pursued fervently even during his studies. Over the years, Sukhiram has showcased his vibrant artworks at numerous exhibitions and festivals across various states, garnering recognition and praise for his intricate depictions of nature-inspired themes, particularly his memorable works featuring tigers and cows.

    Driven by a deep connection to nature and a desire to preserve the traditions of his indigenous roots, Sukhiram finds joy in capturing the essence of wildlife and tribal life through his paintings. His artistic endeavors extend beyond traditional canvases to encompass murals and other mediums, all with the aim of bringing forth stories of coexistence and harmony between humans and nature, drawing from both past and present experiences. Despite the challenges he faces, Sukhiram's unwavering dedication to his craft, coupled with the support of his wife, fuels his ambition to not only excel in his artistry but also to inspire and uplift his tribal community, envisioning a future where their cultural heritage is celebrated and cherished by all.


    Gond art is a traditional form of painting practiced by the Gond tribal communities of central India, primarily in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is characterized by its vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and depictions of nature, animals, and tribal life. From peacocks, and elephants, to an ant, each creation tells a story and reflects the close relation of the Gond people with their environment. Artists use fine lines and dots to create elaborate motifs, often incorporating elements of folklore, mythology, and spirituality into their designs. The art form was passed down orally from generation to generation, with artists using natural materials like leaves, mud, and charcoal to create elaborate designs on walls, floors, and other surfaces. Details According to Gond mythology, the art of painting originated from the Gondi deity, Devi Maoli. It is believed by the Gond people that Devi Maoli taught the first Gond artist, the secrets of painting during a dream. Since then, Gond art has been considered a sacred form of expression by its practitioners. Gond people believe that good images are the harbinger of good luck so they decorate their houses with traditional motifs. Gond art has gained international recognition for its unique aesthetic appeal and cultural significance. An interesting fact about Gond is that each artist has a distinctive signature style. For them, the ethos of life is a mixture of myth and reality, of organic and inorganic forms.  

    Product Details

    Guardian of the grove in Gond by Sukhiram Maravi
    Sukhiram Maravi
    Art Style
    Acrylic Colors
    36 in(H) X 36 in(W)
    Folk Art
    Country of Origin
    Madhya Pradesh, India

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