Gond Tribal Paintings

The Gond Tribal people

The Gond tribal community is one of central India’s largest indigenous communities. The Gond tribal paintings are the living expressions of the people of the tribal village that are deeply linked with their day to day lives.

Gond Tribal paintings

The Gond art relates to the belief that “viewing a good image begets good luck”. This led the Gonds to decorate their houses and the floors with traditional tattoos and motifs. Gond art has since transposed onto paper and canvas with talented artists showcasing their skills.

gond painting face           gond painting bamboo man










The extraordinary Gond tribal paintings are not just mere decorations, but also expressions of religious sentiments and devotions. Tribal folk art paintings are based on the local festivals like Karwa Chauth, Deepawali, Ahoi Ashtami, Nag Panchmi, Sanjhi etc. Horses, elephants, tigers, birds, gods, men and objects of daily life are painted in bright and multicolored hues or with elaborate patterning. The painting and drawings are so extraordinary that they seem to capture a transcendental image of the world, certainly a view of the world that is steeped in imagination and vision.

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