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…looks at the city with the wonder and humility of a child, and makes endearing and poignant observations about the city by using the symbolic vocabulary of Gond art

Like for so many others, John Berger was an inspirational figure for us, a long while before Tara was born or even thought of. It was from him that we learnt to look at and think about art in a way that no one had taught us before. As young feminists, his ideas became a kind of foundation, a place from which it was possible

Gond images are filled with patterns, and each pattern is unique to a particular artist, making it his or her signature.

Visual narrative brings together stories of origins, transformations and endings from the Gond tribe.

Beautiful handmade cards in the Gond style of tribal art silkscreen-printed on handmade paper.

Beautiful handmade cards in the Gond style of tribal art silkscreen-printed on handmade paper.

Ramsingh Urveti: As big as the moon and higher I saw the sun even in the midst of night.

Durga Bai: The holy Dumar tree, whose fruits look like little birds, is worshipped for during the festival of Navratri.

Ramsingh Urveti: When the peacock dances in the forest, the trees change turn their leaves into peacock feathers.

Bhajju Shyam: Into this place, the creator streamed the breath of life. Air was born.

Bhajju Shyam: In the beginning, before the creator made the world, there was emptiness… nothing at all. Then came water.

Bhajju Shyam: My pattern is made up of linked leaf chains that make up the canopy of a tree.

Gariba Singh Tekam: I’ve used three lines to stand for the trishul, the three-pronged trident of the gods.