The Warli tribe is one of the Largest in India, Located Outside of Mumbai. Despite being close to one of the largest cities in India, the Warli reject much of contemporary culture. The style of Warli Painting Was not recognised until the 1970s, Even though the Tribal style of art is Thought to date back as early as 10th century A.D. The Warli Culture is Centered around the concept of Mother Nature and Elements Of Nature are Often Focal points Depicted in Warli Painting.
The Tribe has Been Using Basic Materials for painting like rice paste with water and gum for the white Paint and a Bamboo stick that has been Chewed on that serves as a brush. It is this simple charm that has attracted Designers like Anita Dongre and James Ferreira to use the paintings in their collections. Invented Way before the age of cell phones, smileys and Emoticons, Warli paintings don’t just pull at your Heartstrings thanks to their rustic charm, they also tell a vivid story. Such is the Charm of this ancient art that it also adorns many hotel lobbies and rooms proudly.
Warli Art to some extent makes us think of Being Environmentally Conscious and Finding Joy in simple things of life. The Warli People lead fairly simple lives. Earlier, they worshipped nature and depended on nature for food and everyday living. They did not believe in disrupting nature or taking more than they needed. The Warli people believe in harmony between Nature and man, and these Beliefs are often reflected in their Paintings.