"Warli" comes from "warla" which means a piece of land or a field. The tribe has maintained its traditions and cultures despite being in such close proximity to Mumbai, the largest metropolis in India.
Warli Art was first discovered in the early seventies, its roots may be traced back to 10th century AD. Through their paintings the Warli tribesman express their daily life and social events. They decorate the mud walls of their homes with rudimentary shapes like circles, triangles and squares with white paint and magically transforming these shapes into defined shapes depicting daily activities like hunting, dancing and harvesting