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Here are India’s best-known beasts rendered by a variety of folk and tribal artists. Screen-printed on handmade paper.
Gond images are filled with patterns, and each pattern is unique to a particular artist, making it his or her signature.
Ein handgemachtes Bilderbuch für Katzenliebhaber.
A monkey in a jungle that tourists visit decides to help himself to a camera!
Experience the jolly maze of an Indian village carnival!
Visual travelogue from a Gond tribal artist reverses the anthropological gaze.
Visual narrative in the Mithila tradition explores the dilemmas of a young woman.
A sumptuously illustrated version of Euripides’ timeless classic, celebrating the art of bookmaking.
A teenage relationship conducted entirely in a most unusual of ways… through letters!
Story of children who pick rags for a living… story of child labour, human rights, the environment and recycling.
Pull! Drink! Carry!… Each image – in the Warli tribal style – is a narrative built around a verb.
The Erotic. The Valorous. The Furious… a visual tribute to the vanished art of South Indian cinema billboards.
Visual narrative brings together stories of origins, transformations and endings from the Gond tribal community.
A contemporary environmental retelling of the great flood tale, featuring Patua scroll art from Bengal.
A domestic labourer who went on to become a well-known artist paints her own moving story in the Mithila folk style from Bihar.
A gently perceptive exploration of the psychology of fear, with illustrations by Gond artist Bhajju Shyam.
Cumulative rhyming story illustrated in the traditional wall painting style of the Meena tribe in Rajasthan.
Snake lore and legend from across India, illustrated by a contemporary French artist.
Painter Abanindranath Tagore’s memories of a wildly creative household in colonial Bengal.
Filled with rhymes, games, and songs, this is a cheerful story of girls growing up in a Gond tribal village.
Artist from the Bhil tribe in central lndia paints her community’s close everyday relationship to trees.
A sumptuously illustrated re-telling of Sophocles’ classic tragedy, celebrating the art of bookmaking.
A sumptuously illustrated version of Sophocles’ timeless classic, celebrating the art of bookmaking.
38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists from India reflect on the museum as an institution.