Tree In Gond by Manoj Tekam

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Dimensions : H-22 | W-15 inches
Medium : Natural Colors on Paper

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The beautiful Gond art by Manoj Tekam captivates the viewer with its intricate depiction of a majestic tree laden with fruits. Centered in the composition, the tree stands as a symbol of life and abundance, embodying a sense of timeless beauty and the bounty of nature. Each branch is meticulously detailed, showcasing Tekam’s mastery of the traditional Gond style. The branches extend gracefully, filled with plentiful fruit that appears almost golden, creating a striking contrast against the more subdued background. This use of color draws attention to the tree's lush offerings, emphasizing its vitality and nurturing presence.

The artist's technique is characterized by the use of fine lines and dots, a hallmark of Gond painting, which adds texture and depth to the artwork. The trunk and branches are intricately patterned, creating a rhythmic flow that guides the viewer’s eye through the piece. The symmetry and the delicate interplay of lines add a dynamic quality to the tree, making it appear both vibrant and serene. At the base, the tree roots itself firmly in the earth, adorned with artistic patterns that suggest a blend of tradition and innovation. Surrounding elements, such as the patterned foreground, enhance the naturalistic yet stylized appearance of the tree, grounding it in a space that feels both real and enchanted.

Manoj Tekam’s artwork is not just a representation of a tree but also a celebration of the cultural heritage of the Gond tribe. It reflects the tribe's deep connection with nature and their profound respect for the environment. This piece is an exquisite example of how traditional art forms can convey universal themes and evoke a deep emotional resonance, making it a true masterpiece in Gond art.

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Manoj Kumar Tekam, a dedicated Gond artist hailing from Dindori, Madhya Pradesh, has been immersed in the vibrant world of Gond art since 2011, learning the intricate techniques from his brother, Bhajju Singh Shyam, a Padma Shree awardee renowned in the field. Keeping the tradition alive within his family, Manoj's daughter and wife also practice Gond art, while his younger brother is currently learning the craft. Despite completing his education up to the 10th grade, Manoj's true passion lies in the mesmerizing strokes of Gond art, which have earned him prestigious awards such as the Rajya Award in Madhya Pradesh and the Kala Rupankar Award in Bhopal, among others.

Manoj's creative journey extends beyond traditional mediums, as he explores innovative avenues to showcase Gond art's timeless charm. From adorning walls and canvases to intricately painting on everyday items like t-shirts, sarees, and coasters, he seamlessly blends traditional motifs with modern narratives. Despite facing language barriers and initial skepticism, Manoj's unwavering determination and belief in his craft have propelled him forward. Inspired by his mentor's perseverance and dedication, Manoj strives to not only excel in his artistic endeavors but also to uplift and inspire budding artists, ensuring that the rich legacy of Gond art continues to flourish for generations to come.


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

Tree In Gond by Manoj Tekam
Manoj Tekam
Art Style
Natural Colors
22 in(H) X 15 in(W)
Brown, White
Country of Origin
Madhya Pradesh, India

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