Today, my flower pots and herb pots got a makeover. Yay!! These small clay pots were lying around for a long time and I did not find time to dress them up..!!and finally today I had them washed, sun dried and painted with black.
Then later painted them with Warli motifs. Warli is folk painting from Maharashtra, India. Warli is the vivid expression of daily and social events of the Warli tribe. Images of people, animal, bird and their daily activities are painted white on black or mud wall. Somewhere I read the paintings are done during the marriage ceremony and is sacred without it the marriage cannot take place. The motifs are usually triangular humans and animals with stick-like hands and legs. The motifs are usually wedding scenes, different animals, birds, daily men and women activities and more.Even today, it is a tradition with the tribals to decorate the mud walls of their huts with paintings.
I was remembering those days when my friend Rathi & I used to get orders of warli motif pen stands for goodie bags, party & event give aways. We spend hours and hours of painting the base color over the clay pots and drying them. Then do the white warli on them. Those were the days we spread everything in front of the TV and watch Friends all day and paint hundreds of pots everyday.
Some day I would definitely start my art studio again with my friend, paint the whole studio wall with Warli motif.