Gond Painting

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Gond Painting

News: Gond painting, popular folk art of the Gond tribe in Madhya Pradesh, has been awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

 It is one of the most famous artworks of the Gond tribal community, done to preserve, remember, and communicate the rich culture.
 Digna and Bhittichitra paintings have evolved into present-day Gond paintings.
 Paintbrushes and Handmade paper, canvas, natural and synthetic colours are the tools and materials used.

What are themes of Gond painting?
 Local flora and fauna, deities, urban culture, and daily life. These paintings are geometrically drawn on the walls of the hut. It also includes portraits of Lord Krishna, crows with pots, young boys, and girls.
 It’s signature patterns involve Dots, fine lines, curved lines, dashes, fish scales, drops of water, seed shapes, and geometrical shapes.

About Gond Tribes:
 Gonds are one of the largest tribal groups in India. Gond people are spread across many states of India – Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh.
 The name Gond comes from “Kond” meaning green mountains. Their main occupation is Agriculture or daily wages

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