In this beautiful Gond painting, water colours are used on paper and the painting is also being signed by the artist. By using variegated colours, the artist has depicted flying birds in a most simple manner. He reveals nice colour pattern. Simple treatment of colour and lines makes the painting a treasure-trove. One of the largest tribes in North India, the Gonds, numbering about four million, reside predominantly in Madhya Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha also have sizable Gond population. Close to nature, the term Gond is derived from the Dravidian expression kond, meaning “the green mountain.” Artists by nature, Gonds love to decorate the walls of their houses, an activity that may originate in cave-dwelling traditions of their ancestors. The Gonds paint their walls with vibrant depictions of local flora, fauna and gods such as Marahi Devi and Phulvari Devi (Goddess Kali). Traditionally made on festive occasions such as Karwa Chauth, Diwali, Ashtami and Nag Panchmi, Gond painting depicts various celebrations, rituals and man’s relationship with nature. The painting depicts a sense of optimism, a bright future armed with freedom and peace.