Pithora Tribal Art of Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh

Pithora Tribal Art of Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh

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The Rathwa Bhils in tribal Gujarat install a ritual wall painting in the house as an offering to their God, Pithora, in order to ask for blessings and peace before auspicious occasions. The lakharas (painters) are guided by the badwa (head priest) to compose paintings centered on the wedding of Pithora and Pithori. Animals, people, the sun, moon and stars are just some of the guests depicted. Horses, a dominant element, represent family ancestors and visions of God. Pithora is accompanied by music, singing and food.

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