This composition showing a harvest is a Warli painting on a cow-dung-washed canvas by Jivya Soma Mashe (1934-2018).
The artist depicts the harvesting season and its corresponding activities in this painting. Wagobha, the community’s tiger god, has a dedicated shrine in the composition’s bottom centre. For the Warli community, farming is a vital source of food and revenue and is a well-organized activity. Warli artwork such as this commemorates spirits and stories connecting to everyday life.
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Periodc. 20th century
ArtistJivya Soma Mashe
MediumRice paste on traditionally treated canvas
DimensionsH: 52 cm x H: 96 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art