the tribal art form is found in Thane District of Maharashtra. Located
in Pahalgan and Dhanu (close to the border of Gujarat).
This creation of art form
dates back to more than 2000 years. Similarity of this art is found in
the rock caves of Madhya Pradesh. Its history can be traced to the
Egyptian Pyramids and also the art style during the Mayan age. How it
came to India is not known and its origin is a mystery.
Warli art became famous and
is seen and appreciated all over the world.
The people of Warli are
farmers. They cultivate rice and corn. They live a simple life, living
in windowless huts coated with mud and cow dung. This gives a
distinctive Terracotta color (Brick red). The painting is done with
rice paste, using bamboo sticks as paint brush. Their houses are always
divided into two parts, one is their living quarters and the other is
for their animals (cows, goat, etc.) They give great importance to
their cattle and livestock.