Dwarka Paraste

Gond Artisan

Mr. Dwarka Paraste
35 Yrs; 22 years experience; Banganaga, Bhopal

” I learnt this art from my guru Jangarh Singh Shyam. Gond Art depicts animals, gods and nature. I love to customize, hence if I get a theme, I love to use this art form for development of that theme”

About Gond Painting:

Introduction

The art of stories, the art of spirituality and an art believed to bring good luck, Gond Art is the reflection of India’s largest adivasi community called Gonds who are of Dravidian origin and can be traced to the pre-Aryan era. The Gonds are traditionally believed to be storytellers, the Pradhan Gonds used to narrate the stories glorifying the king and this was mainly the source of their livelihood. While with the emergence of British, their downfall began. But it was during early 1980’s when Gond Art found its way back.

History

In the early days the Gonds painted their walls with lively portrayals of local flora and fauna and gods. The mystical art form is created by putting together dots and lines and the artists used colours developed by charcoal, plants sap, cow dung and leaves in the early days, today mostly acrylic are used. Most of the paintings when perceived carefully impart a sense of movement to the still images.

Depicted themes

The Gond cultural tradition captures different aspects of Gond life- their deities, dance customs, bond with nature, myths, sagas and wisdom.​

Bookings also for: Customized theme based paintings