Warli is a tribal art form by the people of the Warli tribe who live in Maharashtra, India. They use just circles (sun, moon) and triangles (mountains, trees) to produce beautiful works of art. They paint on walls by first preparing them with cow dung and mud and then using rice flour and water to draw with sticks.

Ever since I saw a warli painting back when I was a kid, not more than 8 or 9 years old, I’ve been amazed at their beauty, but more importantly at the fact that they are intricate and simple at the same time. I’ve always wanted to make one myself and this is the first time I tried my hand at it. It was a loooooot of work and several looooooong days of continuously working on it. But, I think the end result is goodie! I’m very happy with the way it came out. I made this on a canvas and created the background texture (although I don’t think the texture is visible in these pictures) and painted over it with acrylics. Size: 2ft x 4ft.

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