Bhil Painting Workshop
The rich, cultural tradition of the Bhils of Madhya Pradesh is manifest in their rituals, their songs and dances, their community deities, tattoos, myths and lore.
Their homes reveal an innate sense of aesthetics. Walls are plastered every year and decorated with clay relief work, mittichitra, and paintings. Materials used for painting are simple and homemade – pigments extracted from the leaves and flowers of various plants, daubed on with brushes made of rag or a cotton swabs fastened to twigs of neem. But today, these colours are replaced with acrylic colours.
Everything connected with the Bhil life is painted – the sun, the moon, the animals, trees, insects, rivers, fields, mythological figures, the god, Bhilvat Deo Baramathya, who has twelve heads, Ektangya, who has only one leg.
Its an interesting play of colours creating dotted illusions.
List of materials included
Acrylic paints and brushes
A bundle full of references.
About the Organizer & Venue
Iteeha Studio, Shop No. 2, RR House, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Opp. Ideal Industrial Estate, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013