Gond Painting

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  • Gond Painting is a famous folk art of the Gond tribal community of central India.
  • It is done to preserve and communicate the culture of the Gond tribal community.
  • It is said to be originated from the Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • The paintings are based on the belief that ‘viewing a good image brings good luck’.
  • Each Gond artist uses his distinctive pattern and style to fill the images.
  • These style signatures are used in collage to make a complete picture such as Dots, fine Lines, Curved Lines, Dashes Fish Scales etc.
  • Natural colours obtained from various sources like flowers, stones, etc. are used.

What are the themes of Gond Painting?

  • Gond tribes are highly interlinked with nature and this appears in their paintings too.
  • They include animals, the mahua tree, mythological stories, Hindu gods, Local deities and folktales etc.

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