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A guest post on Warli Arts by Safal Chitre

I would love to be played “Punjab by Karunesh” song with this post.

I am Safal Chitre. Currently living in USA ,originally from Mumbai. I am self-motivated artist. By education I am an Engineer but an artist by heart.

 

Wall Painting

Since childhood I have been attracted towards art and craft. I love to decorate my house with handmade stuffs then it could be paintings or craft. The simplicity and the elegance of warli style impressed me so I learnt this art. Warli looks very simple however it requires patience and dedication.

 

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Warli art is tribal art mostly done by adivasi people living in mountainous as well as coastal areas of Maharashtra-Gujarat border and surrounding areas. Warli is the vivid expression of daily and social events of the Warli tribe, used by them to decorate the walls of village houses.

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Geometric figures like circle, triangle,square are joined together to form beautiful patterns .Typically Warli are simply painted on mud, charcoal and cow dung treated surfaces with rice paste for the color white.But now people have adapted in modern form which consists of permanent and vibrant colors.

 

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Apart from traditional warli art, I love to give modern look to it  by adding  colors and patterns on various mediums. Although I work on many mediums like paper, fabric, wood, clay, ceramic, glass, metal ; colors are always acrylic as it’s fun medium to work with and easy.

 

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By getting shortlisted among professional artists in art galleries in USA, I am getting wonderful exposure to showcase my talent. This gives me happiness that I am introducing people here this beautiful tribal art of India which is not even that much well known in India too. For my success my husband has main role in my life ,without his support I could not take my hobby into professional level.

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In future apart from warli I would love to try other folk arts too. Dear Safal , we love your paintings and would love to see how you dabble with other art forms in future.

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To see my more artworks, you can visit my

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SafalArtStudio

Blog page: http://safalarts.blogspot.com

Instagram: Safalarts

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