Gond Painting : India Gifted To The Brazilian President
During the BRICS meeting, the Prime Minister of India gifted a Gond painting to the Brazilian president Lula da Silva.
- Gond Painting is a famous folk art of the Gond tribal community of central India.
- It is done to preserve and communicate the culture of the Gond tribal community.
- Themes: Gond tribes are highly interlinked with nature, and this appears in their paintings too. They include animals, the mahua tree, mythological stories, Hindu gods, local deities and folktales, etc.
- The artist uses his distinctive pattern and style to fill the images. These style signatures are used in collages to make a complete picture, such as dots, fine lines, curved lines, dashes, fish scales, etc.
- The Gonds are the largest Adivasi Community in India and can be traced to the pre-Aryan era.
- The word Gond comes from Kond, which means green mountains.
- They are a heterogeneous group spreading over large areas from the Godavari gorges in the south to the Vindhya Mountains in the north.
- They live in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Odisha.
- The majority speak various mutually unintelligible dialects of Gondi.