Dr Garima Jain’s New Worli folk art on a 36″ *36″ canvas using Acrylic
colours depicting harmonious tribal life. This artwork is to celebrate the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
Face masks are a symbol of corona pandemic. There is a huge outcry for
wearing a mask before venturing out as the invisible virus could be
lurking in any corner. Some people opt for scraps or dupattas wrapped
in multiple layers around the mouth. Some use a creative homemade mask
while others use a surgical mask, N95 mask etc. Unlike the city folks,
the tribal groups from Telangana and A.P prepare facemask from
leaves. The innovative idea carries the idea of medicinal properties of
leaves from trees such as teak, sal, Pongamia, castor etc. The leaves
are also used for making bowls for eating food. These bowls are
converted to mask after attaching twigs or dry grass for ear support.
The aim is to keep corona infection at bay as a preventive measure.
In this modern era of technology, the tribes have played a vital role
in environmental protection. The International Day of World’s Indigenous
People is observed on 9th August to promote and protect their rights.
So lets not ignore them instead learn from them. Their existence
should be acknowledged and venerated.
My Painting is a worli folk art on a 36″ *36″ canvas using Acrylic
colours depicting harmonious tribal life. This style of tribal art is
mostly created by the tribal people from Sahyadri range in Maharastra
usually centred around the concept of Mother Nature.