Warli is the tribe in Western India.Their wall art has gained a global recognition for its extremely rudimentary nature. The art style is influenced by the simplicity of their humble life style and natural surroundings of the ravishing terrain. Despite precarious living conditions, their merry making is wholesome with passionate involvement of men, women and children. Be it heralding the arrival and harvest fresh crop, festivity, social rituals. Each celebration is joy filled giving expression through music dance, drink and feasting. Blowing of 'Tarpa' [a musical blowpipe made of dried Pumpkin] is an invitation to young couples to participate in the dance with gay abandon.
Inherent bond with the nature is reflected in the art for their love for birds, animals, creatures, reptiles, fishes, rivers, vegetation, mountains, flora and fauna that add music to their life. Their legends, rituals, festivals form the theme of their art.
All the objects in the art are in geometric shape of triangle, square or circle. It has roots in prehistoric cave paintings. Warli paintings typically depict, unhindered, see through, in house activities beyond the front wall. This unhidden, openness originates from caves that do not have front wall to cover. It is for this reason that the Warli art is also called as 'X ray' art. Another striking feature is it is 'dynamic art'. Every living creature in the art is in action, moving.