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Folk Art Paintings of India

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The folk art paintings of India is a reflection of its cultural and traditional vibrancy, in India almost every region has its own style & pattern of paintings. The root of Indian paintings can traced to famous cave paintings of Bhimbetka rock shelters which are approximately 30,000 years old. Most of these art forms were developed as decorations on house mud walls & floors, mythological narrations on temples, house hold potteries and clothes etc. Find here some of the most famous folk paintings of India. Brief details of few are enclosed here. Madhubani Paintings of Bihar, the topics are mostly daily life, Hindu mythology and nature, the works features sharp black line drawings with natural colors on handmade paper. Patachitra paintings of Odisha, these are temple art paintings based on religious subjects, medium is natural and vegetable dyes on tussar silk or handmade paper. The Kalamkari is a beautiful art form of Andhra Pradesh, these are narrative paintings based on Hindu Epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharatha the basic material used is natural dyes onto cotton or silk fabric. Gond paintings of Madhya Pradesh comes from the Bhil tribal belt can be called aboriginal paintings of India. Gond paintings have numerous themes including folk stories, gods, goddesses, nature, religion, birds, animals etc. Warli of Maharashtra and Kalighat paintings of Bengal.