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8 Indigeneous Arts Of India

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Art occupies an important place in the lives of humans. Not only do the various art forms bring beauty and joy to the world, but also influences it in a positive way. Painting is one art form that is as old as the history of mankind. The early cave paintings give us an insight into the lives of our ancestors. However, as humans evolved, the art of painting also evolved and today it is found in many forms. Flip through our ClipBook to learn about the various forms of painting that exist in India.

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1. Madhubani Painting

Madhubani, or Mithila, painting is a folk painting of northern India. It is mostly practiced by women in the villages who have passed this art to their daughters through multiple generations. They paint pictures of nature and mythology to depict...

2. Mysore Paintings

Mysore painting is a form of classical South Indian painting, which evolved in the Mysore city of Karnataka. Quite similar to the Tanjore Paintings, Mysore Paintings of India make use of thinner gold leaves and require much more hard work..

3. Bhil Painting

After the Gonds, the Bhils are the second largest tribal community in western and central India. Their art focuses on their natural environment filled with songs, rituals, tattoos and folklore. In a new collection on The Story by Saffronart called...

4. Tanjore Paintings

Tanjore (or Thanjavur or Thanjavoor) paintings have a very rich heritage. This style of painting has been followed widely by the people in Southern Tamil Nadu for the past two centuries. The art flourished in Tanjavoor, pronounced Tanjore, the cap...

5. Pattachitra Painting

Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, an...

6. Gond Painting

The Gonds are among the largest tribes in Central India, numbering about 4 million. Though predominantly centred in Madhya Pradesh, they are present in significant numbers in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh ...

7. Warli Paintings

Warli paintings are the tribal wall paintings of the warli tribes of Maharashtra. Warlis are the largest tribes of Maharashtra live in northern outskirts of Mumbai. Womenfolks mainly do the paintings on the mud walls of the houses. Warli painting,...

8. Pichwai Paintings

Pichwai painting is a form of traditional fabric painting that is rooted in Rajasthan, India. Pichwais are more refined and detailed than 'Phads'. They are created and used as backdrops in the Shrinathji temple at Nathdwara and in other Krishna te...

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