In the North Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra lives the Adivasi tribe by the name of 'Warli Known to be amongst the largest tribes in India in terms of numbers and living close to the bustling metropolis of Mumbai - the Warli shun modern culture and live on their own terms.
Their life is all about farming. They greatly respect nature and wildlife for the resources that they provide for sustenance. The characteristic style of Warli painting as we see it - was not recognised until the 1970's, even though it is believed to date back to the 10th century A.D.
Originating from the cracked and unknown walls of the village of Warli, the Warli folk art of imagination, beliefs and customs, spontaneously expressed in unpretentious monochromatic tribal style, has travelled across borders and reached connoisseurs and art collectors. With the Warli tribe Inhabiting the Thane and Nasik areas of Maharashtra, this art can be traced back to the Neolithic era (2500-3000 BC).