This beautiful work of the pen stand is handmade by the warli tribes. Warli painting is an art form created by the warli tribes from the North Sahyadri Range in Maharashtra, India. This range encompasses cities such as Dahanu, Talasari, Jawhar, Palghar, Mokhada, and Vikramgad of the Palghar district. This craft is made of bottle gourds known as calabash, opo squash, long lemon, and lauki (in Hindi). Bottle gourd is an important role in tribal cultural ceremonies and rites of passage. Tribal people put the deity in the bottle gourd. They are considered bottle gourd auspicious.
How is the bottle gourd warli pen stand made :
Firstly, Bottle gourds with appropriate natural shapes are selected and dried in the sun, long as four to six months. As a result, they turn brown. The darkness of the colour depends on how old the gourd is. Once they are dry enough, they are washed using mud. Then once again dried bottle was gourd under the sun and kept in water for about five to six hours. This makes the upper layer lose, allowing it to be scraped off with a knife. The rear portion of the gourd is then cut using a hot iron knife, and the contents inside are removed, making it completely hollow. Designs are then sketched on the gourd with a paintbrush and use an organic colors like Red mud, Wood Coal, Rice flour paste, and some mixed Colors. This process burns the surface and makes the pattern permanent. Finally, the gourd is varnished.
About the design:
Bull cart scene.
Women weaving the basket.
Flying bird scene.
Dimensions -3.7 x3.3 x4.6 ( L,W,H Inches)
Weight -80 gms
Name of the tribe:-
Details of the tribe:-
The Warli is an Adivasi of western India, living in mountainous as well as coastal areas. warli tribes from the North Sahyadri Range in Maharashtra, India. This range encompasses cities such as Dahanu, Talasari, Jawhar, Palghar, Mokhada, and Vikramgad of the Palghar district. They have their own animistic beliefs, life, customs, and traditions, and as a result of civilization, they have adopted many Hindu Beliefs. The Warli speak the warli language classified as Konkani, with some degree of influence from Marathi.
Artist of warli handicrafts.
“I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that you guys do an excellent job. I’m glad I decided to work with you. You give employment to tribal peoples and provide the opportunity for our tribals to explore their art.
Thanks, Universal Tribes!”
*Please note the design, colour, and shapes may vary depending upon availability as these are hand-made items.