How CCDF is helping tribal artists and local artisans tap urban markets

The refined, rarefied setting of a five-star hotel lobby is brightened by a burst of folk colour during the India Art Fair, which concluded recently in Delhi. In sharp contrast to the elegance within and the chaotic traffic without, the paintings are windows to a calmer world where myths blend with reality, and humanity and nature coexist more peacefully. As visitors throng the Gondwana Art Project, a showcase of Gond, Warli and Bhil art from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, organisers Craft and Community Development Foundation (CCDF) have reason to be pleased with the response. “Our inte.....

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