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Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 4th Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 4th Floor; Suite 4035; Left of Rm. 4043

Daily Life Tribal Village II

Giclée of Ink on Paper (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
circa 2008
Artworks -
Yellow paper with lots of small stick figures doing various tasks around a village. A line of figures in yellow and blue make a curl at the bottom.
Historical Context:
Warli art is a tribal art form from the Warli tribe of Maharashtra, India. Known for intricate decorative patterns, Warli art often depicts festivals, folk tales, traditions, and other notable tribal events like birth, marriage, and death. The roots of Warli art can be traced as far back as 3000 BCE, with styles that are still used today developing around the 10th century AD. These paintings are executed inside of a hut with pointed bamboo twigs and thin rice paste.

Wikipedia Summary:

Indian Art consists of a variety of art forms, including plastic arts (e.g., pottery and sculpture), visual arts (e.g., cave paintings), and textile arts (e.g., woven silk). Geographically, it spans the entire Indian subcontinent, including what is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A strong sense of design is characteristic of Indian art and can be observed in its modern and traditional forms.

The origin of Indian art can be traced to pre-historic Hominid settlements in the 3rd millennium BC. On its way to modern times, Indian art has had cultural influences (e.g., Indus Valley and Hellenistic), as well as religious influences such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. In spite of this complex mixture of religious traditions, generally the prevailing artistic style at any time and place has been shared by the major religious groups.

In historic art, sculpture in stone and metal, mainly religious, has survived the Indian climate better than other media, and provides most of the best remains. Many of the most important ancient finds that are not in carved stone come from surrounding, drier regions rather than India itself. Indian funeral and philosophic traditions exclude grave goods, which are a main source of ancient art in other cultures.
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
India ink
folk art
folk artists
Library of Congress Subjects:
Folk art--India