With the festival of Navratris, we are surrounded by festivity, culture and art. Amidst this, an exhibition of Gond art took place in the Centre of Cultural resources and training, sector 7, Dwarka.
Gond Art, a folk art practised by the largest Gond tribe in Madhya Pradesh, is a tribute to nature with colourful images of animals, trees and birds. With the tribe, the art also finds traces in Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Maharastra and Andhra Pradesh.
Balliya, a young Gond artist from Chhatisgrah, had come to the capital with his family. He has been practising Gond art since childhood. As his family was performing folk dance at an event in CCRT, Balliya represented the art from his village to the guests.
In the display, one could see colourful representations of animals. The lovely paintings also include Mahua trees, flowers and fruits. The paintings ranged from 2,000-10,000. The beautiful painting with the peacocks in the bottom cost 10K.
Here are some of the paintings from the exhibition-