|Gond Painted Tray|
The word Gond comes from the Dravidian expression kond , meaning green mountain .The Gonds were the ruling class in many parts of Central India in the14th century. Gond rajas, or kings, ruled until they were conquered by Muslim armies and were forced to flee into the thick jungles.
female family members participate in painting. Gond paintings are done on village mud walls use colors derived from charcoal, colored soil, plant sap, leaves, and cow dung and can last up to 20 years. These paintings are found in the inner and outer walls of the houses , windows and niches . Gond paintings reflect man’s relationship
with Nature. In Gond art, horses, stags, tigers, birds, gods and people are painted in several bright colours and filled with dots, lines or other geometrical patterns to give a texture. This style of painting has been called by various names: Jangarh Kalam, Pardhaan painting, Gond painting, etc.
cosmic , natural and social worlds of humans at multiple levels and contexts . Local deities , cock fights , forest scenes , agriculure, marriages and other rituals find a place in these paintings. Gond artists paint their lives vividly, drawing from their heritage which gives them a rich canvas.
|Gond Painted Study Table|
- Deep red – derived from Al tree
- Yellow – from Chui mitti (Local Sand)
- Brown – from Gheru mitti (Another type of Sand)
- Green – from leaves, and
- Red – from Hibiscus flower
artists have began to utilize poster colors in their work. Black and white colors were not generally used, but now they are also being used.
A Video on Gond Art: