Tribal Art Workshop - 2018
Kurumba Art can be called a minimalist geometrical art in that it uses simple shapes such as S’curves, circles, triangles and lines for depiction of powerful socio-religious themes and folk traditions. The colour palette is also restricted to six colours- black, brown, red, yellow, green and white. These colours are naturally derived. As an example, red (semm manna)and white (bodhi manna) are extracted from soil, green comes from the leaves of a particular plant (kaatavarai sedi), and black, brown and red are made from the bark of the raisin tree (kari maran). In the face of it, it look similar to Warli art from Maharashtra but the differences are notable on closer sepculation.