The sketches on this site are from a form of tribal art called Warli.

Warli expresses the concept of man as part of a larger universe. Unlike most Indian painting traditions that use vibrant colours and details, Warli compositions depict everyday village life using simple bold strokes and white colour made from rice flour. Warli is used by people to decorate their homes with to invoke blessings for auspicious occasions. (from India Guide Gujarat, 2007, pg 47)

The word Warli is derived from warla, meaning “piece of land”. The art form is said to date back to 2500-3000 BCE.

These Warli images have been created by Dilipbhai Vaghi, Ahmedabad.