Only white paint (made from rice flour) and a colorful background are used in traditional Warli painting. The painting style is typical of cave paintings.Warli Painting is a form of tribal art that uses geometric shapes to depict the various elements of the paintings.
The Warli Tribes
of India (from the North Sahyadri
Range in Maharashtra, India
, the Sahyadri Range contains cities such as Dahanu, Talasari, Jawhar, Palghar
, Mokhada, and Vikramgad of Palghar district.) inspired the name Warli Painting. The tribes still using this painting technique. Even though the tribal style of art is estimated to date back to the 10th century AD., the style of Warli painting was not recognized until the 1970s. The concept of Mother Nature is fundamental to Warli culture. Some of famous Warli Painting Artist is Jivya Soma Mashe
and Balu Mashe
.On the other hand,
Crushed colored sandstone, charcoal, pollen, or other dry material are applied on colored and smooth sand background to make sand paintings. Sand Painting, a dry painting made by pouring colored sands, powdered pigments onto a surface.
Sand painting is a very old painting technique that is linked to a variety of cultural rituals all around the world, for example the most famous native American Navajo tribe sand paintings. The painting is destroyed after the rite is performed, hence there is no exact evidence of sand paintings. However, the majority of them are still used by people or are mentioned in old literature. Tim Bengel
and Kseniya Simonova
are two well-known painters who have been influenced by the painting method.