Warli Art

Warli Art Workshop (WaW) with Sri Devi


One of the oldest forms of Indian folk art with its origins in the Warli region of Maharashtra comprising Dahanu, Talasari, Jawhar, Palghar, Mokhada, and Vikramgad, this art form makes use of geometric shapes such as circles, triangles and squares to form numerous shapes depicting life and beliefs of the Warli tribe. In olden days, Warli art was done on over a brown background created with a mix of cow dung and mud. The rice paste made with water or gum was used to draw shapes and figures. The depiction of rivers and wells in the Warli paintings shows the role these water bodies played in weaving the social structure as people went together to drew water from them and cared to sustain them by rituals and prayers. One of the most popular themes in Warli art is a spiral chain of humans around one central motif like a water body, in concordance with their belief that life is an eternal journey, without a beginning and end.

Join us to learn this art form on DATE at TIME at SITA Cultural Centre. Limited seats and prior registration is mandatory. Please contact at sitapondicherry@gmail.com or 0413-4200718 or 9944016128 to book a slot.