Warli painting is an unwritten/unspoken language which is represented in the form of graphics and designs. But now its time to change your mindset that warli paintings can be drawn only on walls…
Warli Painting: Traditional Art form Of India Turning Heads in Modern Era
The adivasis and tribal people living in the mountains are referred as warlis and the basics for making warli painting i.e. graphic vocabulary includes: a circle, a triangle and a square.
Okay Okay, please make yourself comfortable, am not going to give lectures on how to make warli paintings and its different art forms. I will be sharing it with you in an interesting way. Ah…am saying this because, it may sound boring for people who are not too much into art and craft.
But hey, this post has something unique and different. Take a look at these wonderful ideas to get this traditional art form inside your home. This will change your way of thinking that Varlis can be used within a line of control, as we have our conversation on. All I want to say is go limitless & out of control in using this Indian traditional art form!
By the way (with due respect to this tribal art form) when some one talks about adivasis, the only thing that reminds my funny brother is this - jhingala hu jhingala hu :P He is a nerd, I tell you. All he does is comedy and make people laugh until they roll on the floor laughing. Actually, I like him being a nerd.
I am pretty sure, you must have never ever seen this creativity. Is that an umbrella? Really? Whoa, umbrella never looked so fascinating to me. What about you, like it? I heart a YES.
Image via WaatEetEes
Images: anil vangad
Frankly speaking, I had seen this art before but I thought its just a shortcut idea to drawn men and women. I think I used to draw it at the back of my note books with all funny creatures. Damn! I got scoldings for making my maths note-book into an art book So, today I want to convey this to all my teachers…”Mam, I was born to be an artist ”
Image via Siddhartha Kam Deuri
Above two images via baaya design
What’s Warli? What does it mean?
Did is just sound like an alien word to you? Oh…no no not at all, they are human beings just like us but living in the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujrat. Varlis are the tribal people or you can also refer them as adivasis (in Hindi).
Warli paintings are just a way of expressing their joy, happiness or various aspects of life like wedding, harvesting season etc. in form of shapes and designs which are drawn with basic graphics like a circle, triangle and a square. If you look at the Varli art, you can make out how easy it is to make it but has lots of expressions behind it.
The circle represent moon/sun while the mountains are influenced with the shape of mountains and trees. Hence, it’s just a symbol that shows harmony between human beings themselves and with nature. Specifically used to paint the mud walls of the villagers.
I think that was enough about why do we call it a warli art. Let’s move on and explore some awesome designs.
Now this is going to be really awe-inspiring for you all. Warlis grouped together and drawn on coffee mugs. This design reminds me of the time when me and my group of friends used to play “ringa-ringa roses” in school. Cherishing memories!
Ah, coming back on the track, Rhea has drawn these wonderful patterns on mugs which I would love to gift to my loved ones, much more creative than mere cards and ready-made gifts.
Haddapian art on mugs…more or less it looks like warli to me…
Above two images via EuphoRhea
And here we go with terracotta items for decoration and painting designs…