Tarpa Folk Dance Warli painting

Different village men take turns playing the tarpa, a trumpet-like instrument. Men and women join hands and form a circle around the tarpa player. The dancers then follow him, turning and moving as he does, never looking away from the tarpa.

 


The concept behind this painting:

  • Tribal people are enjoying the Diwali festival.
  • Diwali celebrates by dancing to the tunes of the tarpa instrument.
  • Flying bird scene.

 


The concept behind this painting:

  • Tribal people are enjoying the Diwali festival with firecrackers.
  • Diwali celebrates by dancing to the tunes of the tarpa instrument.
  • Animals are sitting and walking on the street.
  • People are collecting leaves.

As it can be seen in these paintings.

Tarpa dance is a very popular Dadra and Nagar Haveli dance. It's primarily a tribal dance. Typically, the dance performances take place on moonlit nights.

The dancers encircle the 'Tarpakar' and dance past midnight, accompanied by a wind instrument called Tarpa. The villagers' dance is a true reflection of their unity and coordination. All of the participants hold hands and swing in circles while singing.

It is a harvest dance. It is performed in September / October in the belief that the dance will provide vitality to the growing crops, resulting in a bountiful harvest.

Tarpa is constructed from the thick skin of a whole gourd, into which a bamboo pipe with finger holes is inserted to create a wind instrument. It is embellished with colourful threads, and the fronds resemble peacock feathers.

Tarpa is typically played by an elderly man who has mastered the technique. He changes the tempo of the dance through his control of the instrument.

 

 


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