A tutorial that teaches you how to create beautiful warli art and paint the earthen kulhads
Learn from the last remaining Warli artist of Thanapada and get your own DIY Warli Kulhad kit today! The kit comes with a video that teaches you about warli art and how to paint your own warli art on earthen cups, also called as kulhads.
The warli uses a set of basic geometric shapes: a circle, a triangle, and a square. These shapes are symbolic of different elements of nature. The circle and the triangle come from their observation of nature. The circle represents the sun and the moon, while the triangle depicts mountains and conical trees. In contrast, the square renders to be a human invention, indicating a sacred enclosure or a piece of land. The central motif in each ritual painting is the square, known as the “chauk” or “chaukat”, mostly of two types known as Devchauk and Lagnachauk. Inside a Devchauk is usually a depiction of palaghat, the mother goddess, symbolizing fraternity.
In the video, the artist will be teaching you how to create basic human figure depictions, natural elements depictions, and much more! He will also teach you how to create a whole village scene with warli painting. Once you know your basics, you can create your own warli artwork and paint on the kulhads.
All the proceeds from the sale of these boxes go to the Give Welfare Organization, to create better-living conditions for the artist’s village.