Gond paintings are indigenous graphic expressions of the Gond tribes of Madhya Pradesh. They have a unique style of creating textures by descriptive patterns. These colourful, descriptive paintings are holistic depictions of tribal life.
Art is a way of life for the Gond tribe. They do not draw and paint only on festive occasions. This Art is etched onto their bodies as tattoos and flows in the ornamentation of daily use articles such as baskets and pottery. Their unique handiwork is seen on the walls and floors of their dwellings. The paintings depict the nature around them in an expression unique to the Gonds. They consist of animals, birds and human figures in the midst of activities such as hunting and dancing. Read more