Dwarka Paraste 500

Dwarka Paraste

Gond Tribal Artist
The allure of sagas

  LocationGarka matta, Dindori Madhya Pradesh | Age– 36 | Experience– 28 years

The art of stories, the art of spirituality and an art believed to bring good luck, Gond Art, is a reflection of India’s largest adivasi community called Gonds, who are of Dravidian origin and can be traced to the pre-aryan era.

The Gonds are traditionally believed to be storytellers, the Pradhan Gonds used to narrate the stories glorifying the king and this was mainly the source of their livelihood. While with the emergence of British, heir downfall began. But it was during the early 1980’s when Gond Art found its way back.

A proud member of the Gond tribe residing in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh- Dwarka Paraste has been creating unique pieces of tribal art since the age of 8 years. 

  “I spent my childhood drawing on sand- most of my work reflects my community’s harmonious relationship with mother nature.”

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