The Gonds, are the largest Adivasi Community in India and are mainly found in Madhya Pradesh and its surrounding states. They are Dravidian and their origin can be traced to the pre-Aryan era. The word Gond comes from Kond, which means green mountains in the dravidian idiom. The Gonds traditionally painted on mud walls of their houses.
The work of Gond artists is rooted in their folk tales and culture, and thus story-telling is a strong element of every painting. These tribal artworks are rich in detail, colour, mystery and humor. The Gond paintings bear a remarkable likeness aboriginal art from Australia as both styles use dots to create the painting.
The subject in this pic is another popular classic, 12 singha or the deer with 12 horns (antelope).
Dimensions (with frame) ~ 12 inches width x 18 inches height