Warli painting, traditionally mural art, is practised by members of the Warli community residing in Maharashtra and parts of Gujarat. Warli art often depicts scenes and aspects from occupations such as agriculture, fishing, hunting, and significant occasions such as festivals, weddings, and births to commemorate the community’s culture and beliefs.
This Warli artwork titled ‘Birth’ is by Mayur Vayeda (b.1992)and Tushar Vayeda (b.1987), artists based in Ganjad, Maharashtra. It illustrates Dhartari, the Goddess of the Earth. The Goddess is portrayed as bringing life to all living animals and natural resources, thereby establishing a home for the Warli community.
ArtistMayur Vayeda and Tushar Vayeda (Vayeda Brothers)
MediumCow dung background on traditionally treated cloth, white water colour
DimensionsH: 118 cm x W: 86 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art