Size - 25"h x 31w
Acrylic on cotton cloth
The forest plays a pivotal role in shaping the Warli culture.The artist choose themes mainly from nature. Harvest is one of their major subject as it is one one the most important time of the year. Here the artist has shown the harvest season of dates. Picking dates from trees, carrying them in cane baskets and loading them in carts is shown here in a forest setting with animals and birds -highlighting their belief of a peaceful co-existence with nature.
Balu Mashe is a son of Soma Jivya Mashe, legendary Warli painter. He has had the opportunity to participate in many exhibitions in India and abroad, especially in Japan. The Mithila Museum located in Niigata, Japan which is dedicated to showcasing Mithila Art of Nepal, regularly hosts artists from the Warli tribe, Balu Mashe being one. He is among the many artists to stay and work legally in Japan.