News : With a view to promote Indian folk art, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) a PSU under the Department of Fertilizers has displayed Maharashtra's famous Warli painting on the outer walls of its Corporate Office in Noida.
About Warli Paintings
- Warli folk art has its origins in Maharashtra. It is widely practised in the Northern Sahyadri region by the Adivasis (tribes).
- Warli tribe is one of the largest tribes of India which has rejected contemporary culture.
- Elements of nature are the focal points of Warli folk paintings.
- A mixture of rice paste, gum and water is used as paint by the warlis. A bamboo stick is used as the brush.
- Women are mainly engaged in the creation of these paintings.
- These paintings do not depict mythological characters or images of deities, but depict social life.
- Images of human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern.
- These tribal paintings of Maharashtra are traditionally done in the homes of the Warlis.
- Painted white on mud walls, they are pretty close to pre-historic cave paintings in execution and usually depict scenes of human figures engaged in activities like hunting, dancing, sowing and harvesting.