Samvardhan Trust

Tribal Art

India is the land of various arts, cultures, customs,life styles and religions, and has one of the world’s largest collections of songs, music, dance, theatre, folk traditions, performing arts, rites and rituals, paintings and writings that are known. So it is true that It is only an art where life and creativity are inseparable. The tribal arts have a unique sensitivity as the tribal people possess an intense awareness very different from the settled and urbanized people. Their minds are supple and intense with myth, legends, multitudinous gods born out of dream and fantasy. Their art is an expression of their life and holds their passion and mystery. They makes arts and painting with the true emotions.


Rural arts of India bear distinctive colourful design, and varies from state to state, but some of the most famous folk art are the Madhubani paintings of Bihar. Patachitra paintings from the state of Odisha, Nirmal paintings of Andhra Pradesh, and other such folk art forms.However, Folk art is not restricted only to paintings, but also stretches to other art forms such as pottery, home decorations, ornaments, cloths-making and so on. In fact, the potteries of some of the regions of India are quite popular among foreign tourists because of their ethnic and traditional beauty.


But the modern civilization has a paralyzing effect on tribal people and tribal arts. Open a shop – and they will throng to buy the most tasteless products of our factories.But for the tribesman, whose taste in his own sphere is so fine, true and different, for design and colour, loses all sense of it when come face to face with what they so wrongly conceives to be a higher type of culture.We should try to promote and save the Indian tribal art. The best possible way to save them is to introduce Indian arts and crafts in the day today life of modern society.