Warli Art Workshop
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Many of us have felt the urge to pick up a paint brush and explore where it might lead us, but we have never actually got down to doing it. Under the watchful eye of an expert, we will create our very own tribal artwork known as the Warli art. Warli art is a beautiful folk art of Maharashtra. The most important aspect of the painting is that it does not depict mythological characters or images of deities, but community life.
The Warlis or Varlis are an indigenous tribe living in mountainous as well as coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat. They speak an unwritten Varli language which belongs to the southern zone of the Indo-Aryan languages. The wall paintings by the Warlis use a very basic graphic vocabulary: a circle, a triangle and a square. The circle and triangle come from their observation of nature – the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees.
Things to Remember:
This unique workshop provides one a great opportunity to immerse in Indian culture and get acquainted with the the quintessential recipes from the region. You can learn about the history of spices and understand their significance in erstwhile and present day Indian cooking.
The walk attempts to give you a first-hand understanding of modern Indian art and its evolution and pays an ode to contemporary Indian artists while bringing to the fore their cultural, spiritual, social and creative inspirations.
Worli Fishing Village is a tour that helps you explore an eight-hundred year old picturesque village of the original inhabitants of Mumbai – the fishermen community. A walk through this village transports you to the land of stories - of people, legends, folklores and of superstitions. What's fascinating is that nothing has changed since the time of the first settlement – be it in the way the locals make their nets, catch their fish or do their business!