warli painting designs - anek designs black and natural warli print pillow cover
Village life with a folk inspiration comes alive in black and Natural / Creme color story. This print has been derived from a tribal painting form called Warli. The Warlis or Varlis are an indigenous tribe or Adivasis, living in mountainous as well as coastal areas of Maharashtra-Gujarat border and surrounding areas. The Warlis speak an unwritten Varli language which belong to the southern zone of the Indo-Aryan languages. Their extremely rudimentary wall paintings known at Warli Paintings, use a very basic graphic vocabulary: a circle, a triangle and a square. Their paintings were monosyllabic. The circle and triangle come from their observation of nature, the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees. Only the square seems to obey a different logic and seems to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. The central motif in these ritual paintings is surrounded by scenes portraying hunting, fishing and farming, festivals and dances, trees and animals. Human and animal bodies are represented by two triangles joined at the tip; the upper triangle depicts the trunk and the lower triangle the pelvis. Their precarious equilibrium symbolizes the balance of the universe, and of the couple, and has the practical and amusing advantage of animating the bodies. The cushion cover measures 16 x 16 inches or 40 x 40 cm, has a blended front and a black back. Zip enclosure and lining complete the cushion cover. Dry Clean preferable. May wash separately by hand. Please note that the listing is for the Cushion Cover only. Insert is not included.