Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Warli Painting - Tarpa Dance

Warli painting, one of the most beautiful forms of Indian folk paintings. It generated from a small tribe called "Warla" living in Maharashtra, India. These paintings are done on mud walls. These tribal paintings shows expressions of folk life, customs and beliefs. Each painting is a scene that contains various elements of nature including people, animals, trees, hills, birds, squirrels, monkeys, snakes and other animals are frequently used. These paintings do not use straight lines and instead the lines are made by using dots and dashes and geometric shapes basically triangles for making human and animal figures.

Warli paint needs only one colour i.e. WHITE. These folk artists use rice flour paste as their medium for white colour.

U can easily get mud for making Warli paint and use handmade paper for better effect of painting. Most important part u need to know the Warli traditions and cultures as the painting shows all those.

This picture below shows all forms of warli painting, u can see "Tapra dance" in this painting. This is a traditional festival dance among the tribes.

Warli paint-Tapra Dance


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This dance form often depicted in Warli designs is called "Tarpa nrutya" or Tarpa dance and not Tapra dance. Please rectify your post. You can search internet for the term.

17 June 2009 at 02:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was just visiting the site when i saw the tarpa dance painting, a few days ago i visited nehru museum in worli where a art gallery was held & i saw the same painting in the exibhition.

25 February 2012 at 01:20  

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