This is a stunning Gond art in multi-color depicting a pair of birds with open wings.Â One of the distinctive elements is the use of signature patterns that are used to infill the figures. A certain sense of balance and symmetry can be observed in the pattern used along with bird figures. This mystical art form is created by putting together intricate dots and lines. The imaginative use of the line imparts a sense of movement to the still images. The paintings are an offering in worship of nature, and are also a mode of seeking protection and warding off evil.Â The painting is a reflection of the tribes fantasies towards nature, forest and trees.Â The Gond's fascination with birds arises from the migratory travels of birds which gives them the attribute, among the tribe, of serving as a link between the gods and the mortals.
The Gonds are among the largest tribes in Central India. Though predominantly centered in Madhya Pradesh, they are present in significant numbers in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.Â They paint their walls with vibrant depictions of local flora, fauna and gods. Gond paintings depict various celebrations, rituals and manâ€™s relationship with nature.Â
This painting is the original work of renowned Gond artist, Ramesh Tekam. It is done on paper base made using acrylic and permanent ink.