Perhaps the best-known genre of Indian folk paintings is the Mithila (also called Madhubani) paintings from the Mithila region of eastern state of Bihar. The region boast of various other art forms like Tikuli Art, Sikki Art and many more.
WARLI Tribal Paintings
Warli art has traditionally been drawn on inside walls of village huts covered with Geru (red soil) and Cow dung. Bamboo sticks are used as brush with rice paste mixed with natural gum as color. It derives its name Warli from the agrarian tribe that tills in the small padas (hamlets) of the palghar district of Maharashtra.
Phad Paintings are large and complex horizontal paintings that visually depict the story of the Rajasthan’s local hero-gods. These paintings have the mammoth task of representing a complex and a full blown folk epic narrative, which it achieves through a very specific style of representation, filled with figures & pictorial incidents, these paintings form a kind of dramatic backdrop to epic story telling performances.
The central part of India, which happens to tbe the tribal belt boasts of some of the oldest and finest Indian arts.
Gond arts and Warli painting which comes from this region has been around for thousands of years and represnts the life of tribal community of central India. These paintings are Intricate, painstakingly drawn patterns that detail each life form on the canvas.
The art that carries the essence of our traditions and is expressed through Hands is Handicrafts. India the playground of one of the oldest surviving civilizations displays its chronology of survival, and opulence of civilizational legacy, through its Handicrafts.