Work by Anil Vangads Warli, age 30, of Mumbai and Minneapolis is being shown at the Khazana Gallery, 2225 Lyndale Av. South. His father was a student of Jivya Soma Mashe, a living treasure in India, who also has a few pieces in the show. They live in a rural area, inland from Mumbai (Bombay) in Maharashtra, and practice an ancient art form often used to decorate walls with stories of men and gods. The materials are three: several shades of brown mud for ground, brilliant white rice paste for figures, and a white cotton “canvas”. The scenes are from daily life and nature. Humans represented by two triangles, one inverted, in a panoramic visual dance. There is also a display of elaborate tribal lost wax castings.
For those interested in locales, the Adiwashi Tribe of Dahnu, Taluka, in the Thane district of Mumbai, is considered among the the most ancient inhabitants of the area.