Folk Art of Madhya Pradesh
Deep inn the forests of Central India, lives a tribe called Gond. The girls and boys of the Gond tribe are taught their traditional painting and other crafts at a very young age. Gond painting is done with very bright colors and the basic form is filled with tiny dots and dashes. This type of painting has no borders. Like most of the other tribal paintings, this also used to be done on the mud walls of houses. Originally, natural colors were used. The main colors being, deep red (from Al tree), yellow (from leaves), and red (from hibiscus flower). Now-a-days, however poster colors are used. This style of painting does not have any rigid themes. Instead, the Gond tribals allow their minds to wander and paint from their imagination. Like a happy family, festivities, classroom with a teacher, community life and even different animals.
This is a painting of flying birds as imagined by a young Gond artist. Wander your imagination and make an original Gond Painting of a tree in heaven or a flying train, after you have colored the sheets.
Original painting by Venkat Shyam
The Gond cards inside the kit are incomplete Gond Painting, with only the coloured form provided. Fill the form with small dots and dashes as on the cover, and make your own Gond Painting. The painting can be framed or used as a bookmark later.
This Box Contains:
10 pencil colours
2 sachets of natural
Materials with recipe to make natural colour.
5. Gond colour cards
Gond painting leaflet
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