Warli art is a traditional folk art form that originated in the Warli region of Maharashtra, India. It is believed to have existed for over 2,000 years and is created by the Warli tribe, who are indigenous to the western ghats of India. Warli art is known for its simple, yet captivating, style characterized by geometric shapes and figures. The art form primarily consists of painting white-on-brown or white-on-red wall murals. The white pigment is made from a mixture of rice paste and water, while the red or brown background is created using a mixture of cow dung and water. The paintings are usually created on the walls of huts, using basic materials such as rice flour, charcoal, and natural dyes. Today, Warli art is not only a means of artistic expression but also a source of livelihood for the Warli community. It has become a popular form of cultural heritage and a symbol of the indigenous culture of Maharashtra. The art form continues to thrive, with artists showcasing their work in exhibitions, galleries, and cultural events both in India and abroad.
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