Shantabhuria-4-1-4

Shantabhuria-4-1-4

What are these symbols drawn by Shantaburia of the Bhil tribe? Firstly, village Sarangis, a bowed instrument played by a Pradhan (singer) who sings the stories of village scrolls Second, rice pans, for separating rice grains from pebbles and debris Third, Tablas, drums that can be heard in evenings throughout households as they spend time together

Bhil

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.
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