Tree Of Life
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Warli painting stretches far back into undocumented history, and the forms of gods, goddesses, humans and animals that are still used today have an elemental, ancient quality. Traditionally, these figures, as well as non-figurative designs, have been painted onto houses during times of celebration, but the work has migrated to paper that can be sold. The materials used in Warli painting speak directly to the circumstances of village life and the local environment—cow dung from the animals that give sustenance, rice paste from the surrounding paddies, charcoal from the fires that are vital to life.
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