Warli Civilization, Warli Art by Dilip Bahotha


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Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 23 (in) | W: 37 (in)
Medium : Natural Colors on Cotton

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In this Warli art, Dilip Bahotha depicts the Warli civilization. The artist has drawn a Tree in the center which is a physical resource and a spiritual symbol. Trees provide the Warli people with many practical benefits, such as shade, shelter, and food. In the Warli art mountains are often depicted as a powerful and majestic force of nature, representing the stability, strength, and endurance of the natural world. The artist has painted human figures dancing around, carrying out mundane activities of their daily lives around the tree emphasizing the importance of the ecosystem and the interdependence of all living things. The rivers drawn represent the life-giving force of water and the importance of rivers in sustaining life and connecting communities. The Warli way of life is the way of the forest. The spirits worshipped by the tribe are personifications of natural phenomena.


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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!


Art Form

Warli

 

"THE GRAPHIC VILLAGE
Painted 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
Warli Civilization, Warli Art by Dilip Bahotha
Vendor
Dilip Rama Bahotha
Art Style
Warli
Medium
Natural Colors
Size
Medium
Dimension
23 in(H) X 37 in(W)
Themes
Tribal Art, Nature, Village
Color
White, Brown
Country of Origin
Maharashtra, India
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