Lado Bai admires the peacock for its beauty. She is greatly inspired by the bird, so much so that she even tattooed an illustration of a peacock on her body. The peacock therefore is a regular motif in her work. The print above features a family of peacocks, and they symbolize her own family.
The Bhil tribe is an ethnic group inhabiting the Western part of Central India. Well over 1.5 million live as marginal farmers in almost 2000 villages. The members of the Bhil tribe possess a vast array of rich customs and traditions. Their "pointilist" tradition is inspired by the kernels of maize—the Bhil’s staple crop—each group of dots have multiple layers of symbolism. Stories, prayers, ancestors, memories and traditions are skillfully painted into a symphony of multihued and rhythmic dots.