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Gond Painting

Gond painting is a famous Indian tribal art, aoriginal to the Gond tribe of Central India. It is now considered to be the traditional art of Madhya Pradesh, since it originated & thrives in the Patangarh village, Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh.

The modern day Gond art has evolved from two types of tribal painting techniques, namely Digna and Bhittichitra. A traditional geometric pattern is the characteristic of the Gond style of art, typically done on the walls & floors of the village houses of the Gond tribe.

Images of plants, animals, and signature patterns of dots, fine lines, dashes, fish scales, water drops, seed shapes, spirals, curved lines, & other geometric shapes give this type of folk art its own distinctive style.

According to traditional practice, only natural colours are used to paint the images on the walls & floors. But with time, present-day artists have started using other commercially available colours like acrylic paints & poster colours.

The basic materials needed for Gond art include:

  • Handmade paper, canvas or other painting surface.
  • Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cloth
  • Pencil & fineliners

Learner’s outcome

  • Gond art is a regional art, learning which can acquaint you with the distinctive folk culture of the Gond tribe & their customs.
  • The themes & stylistic traditions of the Gond art are easy to learn.
  • The use of geometric patterns make the Gond art beginner friendly.
  • The art supplies required in Gond art are extremely inexpensive.

Want to learn about the Gond tribal community & culture through Gond art? Explore our Gond Painting courses at Oak Groves and experience the uniqueness of Central India. Anyone can learn, there’s no age restrictions!


  • An interest to learn.