This charming painting represents the celebratory side of tribal communities. The painting depicts the Santals (tribal community) beating drums and enjoying a group danceÂ in accordance with the beats. Their music has attracted the birds also who have joined in their celebration.Â
Basically freehand painted, this painting replicates their perception of life .Â The painting is made on cotton canvas.Â Santhal Art is a notable art form, coming from the tribal villages of West Bengal. These scrolls were visual accompaniments to stories told through songs and ballads. These paintings are traditionally made with natural mineral and vegetable colors. Delightful and earthy, these paintings reflect the ancient tradition of story telling in India. The tribal life of India has a lot of celebration in it. Their eyes shine bright and their body language is full of life.Â
The painting is done byÂ Manu Chitrakar, the Patua Artist from West Bengal.