Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gond Tribal Painting

Gond tribal paintings are the tribal folk art painting of India. Gond paintings are extremely popular among most tribes in Madhya Pradesh. Gond paintings are well-honed as an art among the Gond tribe of Mandala and are specially the wall paintings of Bundelkhand, Gondwana, Nimar and Malwa. The Gond paintings are the living expressions of the people of the tribal village that are deeply linked with their day to day lives.

Gond paintings are painted by the tribal people on the walls of their house. Gond tribal paintings are not just mere decorations, but also the instant expressions of their religious sentiments and devotions. They make ground and wall their canvas and use limestone or charcoal as medium to make various decorative paintings. Themes of the Gond paintings- tribal folk art painting- are based on the local festivals like Karwa Chauth, Deepawali, Ahoi Ashtami, Nag Panchmi, Sanjhi etc. Horses, elephants, tigers, birds, gods, men and objects of daily life are painted in bright and multicolored hues. Tribal Gond paintings are done by the tribal women of the village using simple homemade colors.

Such is the popularity of the tribal Gond paintings that in the Gondwana region, the Gond and the Pardhan tribes have organized and impressed the audiences at exhibitions in Japan, France, Australia and other countries.


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