Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate Indian Warli Art

May 2, 2015

An Indian friend and schoolmate brought me once to a rural village located outside Bombay. We traveled some four hours from Pune. It was rainy and the road was quite muddy. It was an unforgettable day because I slide down the slippery road — a la  skating on ice though I have never experienced that. Nevertheless, it was worth the effort because we met the Indian tribal artist, Mr. Mase if I recall his name correctly. I marveled at his intricate art works which he created using only matchsticks and tempera paints. I wonder if he is still using the same tools and materials. His works depicted Indian wedding rituals and community celebrations. His detailed drawings were done on brown paper covered with cow dung.


Tribal Artwork Made Using Matchsticks and White Tempera Paints



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