Object structure



Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Thana District ; Maharashtra

Date issued/created:



Zespół fotografii zrobionych we wsiach w stanie Maharszta. Pochodzą one z 1989 roku. Poza krajobrazem wiejskim, zdjęcia przedstawiają zapis procesu przekształcania się sztuki plemiennej i sakralnej w popularną. Stare wzory i motywy występujące dawniej na ścianach domów obecnie wykorzystywane są w malunkach na papierze i zaliczane do kategorii współczesnej, bardziej skomercjalizowanej sztuki ludowej


Painting pictures on paper, Warli (Iconographic document) Warli tribe

Other names:

Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu-Plemię Warli

Type of object:

Ethnographic object

Object description:

Photo (scan from slide). Folk artists of the Warli tribe while painting their paintings on paper in the village of Devgaon. Painting of pictures started in the 1980s, when paper was delivered and persuaded to paint on it. Formerly members of the tribe painted ritual marks on the walls of their huts during weddings. Paintings on paper, painted in a technique typical of Warla - white paint on a dark background - were sold in Bombay. The existing ritual signs have been replaced by images from the daily life of the tribe, both from material life and figures from the spiritual life. These paintings are in the collections of museums around the world. Young adepts in the photo.

Author (of drawing, photo, record):

Demski, Dagnosław



Accession number:

India part 2, 1200dpi, box 7, 0009

Subject and Keywords:

painting pictures on paper ; Warli tribe


Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu

Resource type:


Detailed Resource Type:



Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-SA 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget. ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund





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