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Warli art is a vibrant folk art of Maharashtra, traditionally created by the tribal women. The Tribal community would paint their walls with Warli art to express themselves during festivals or occasions such as harvesting or weddings. Today, these paintings are made on paper, usually green or brown with white paint. The dark background goes to enhance the effect of the white or cream that is painted on it. The colours used can also be black, brown, silver on navy blue, gold on dark hues of red or any other combination of light and dark.
The most important aspect of Warli painting is that it does not depict mythological characters or images of deities but reflects social life. Pictures of human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern. The paintings are beautifully executed and resemble pre-historic cave paintings in execution and usually portray scenes of human figures engaged in activities like hunting, dancing, sowing and harvesting. All folktales and legends are illustrated in a pictorial manner, which have passed down from generations.