Tribal Warli Community, Warli Art by Dilip Bahotha


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Size : Large
Dimensions : H:30 (in) | W: 27 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Canvas

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In this rich and beautiful Warli Art, Dilip Bahotha paints the Tribal Warli Community. With a majestic tree in the center offering shelter and shade, the painting stresses the significance of how the tribal lifestyle relies heavily on trees in more ways than one. Residing in small hamlets called "padas," consisting of clusters of huts, the tribes practiced a communal way of living sharing resources, and responsibilities, and celebrating important occasions collectively. The painting features small figures of men and women engaged in mundane practices of daily life. With people farming, mothers tending to their children, women drawing water from a well and carrying it on their heads, and other daily chores. Since farming is the tribe's way of living, they have immense respect for nature and wildlife for the resources that they provide. The painting also features a tribal celebration through a tarpa dance. Men and women entwine their hands and move in a circle around the tarpa player. The Warli tribal way of life is deeply rooted in their relationship with nature, sustainable practices, community cohesion, and cultural expressions.


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Artist

Dilip

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Discover the world of Warli art with Dilip Rama Bahotha ji, a master artist from the serene village of Varkhande near Talasari, Maharashtra. Inspired by his mentor Madhukar Vadu, he embarked on an artistic journey and achieved recognition with the 'Art Prize on Mission' in Germany as a college student in 1996. Encouraged by Father Wendell D’Cruz, Dilip has exhibited his captivating artworks in numerous cities worldwide, including Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Cochin, Chennai, and beyond. Dive into the rich tapestry of Warli artistry with Dilip Rama Bahotha ji!


Warli


  "THE GRAPHIC VILLAGEPainted tales of the Warli tribe As the bamboo brush dipped in white rice paste paint touches the wall, the form of a square takes shape. Palghat- The Mother Goddess symbolising fertility- rests within the square devchauk adorned as a temple in the middle of the painted village. Around the Chauk the people of the village start gathering to carry out their daily activities- women taking care of children, cleaning their homes, and churning butter, the men toil away in the fields, hunt, and spread nets to catch fish, and the children and animals play in the fields. Each figure of triangles and circles dance to the rhythm of everyday life, joining hands together to come into a spiral dance celebrating life! The Warli painting is a ritualistic art of the Warli tribe of northern Maharashtra, India. Made for special occassions of weddings and harvest, the artform is said to date nearly 2500 years back. The traditional wall paintings depict no mythological themes, but scenes of everyday life. The circle and triangle come from the tribe’s observation of nature, the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees. Only the square seems to obey a different logic and seems to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. Today, while the artform has become widely popular on cloth and paper, they look best on the walls or in the form of huge murals that bring out the vast and magical world of the Warlis. For the Warlis, tradition is still adhered to but at the same time new ideas have been allowed to seep in which helps them depict their understanding of the ever-changing world around them." You can get to know more warli art here. 



Product Details

Title
Tribal Warli Community, Warli Art by Dilip Bahotha
Vendor
Dilip Rama Bahotha
Art Style
Warli
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Large
Dimension
30 in(H) X 27 in(W)
Themes
Tribal Art, Nature, Tree
Color
White, Black, gray
Country of Origin
Maharashtra, India
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