The beauty of warli paintings is that each one tells a unique story. In Gujarat, it’s a style commonly practised by the artisans of the Dang district. It uses a combination of simple shapes, that each bear a symbolic meaning. Traditionally used as a wall decoration, many of the tribal huts in the villages of South Gujarat have these paintings on their walls. If you look closely at each one, you’ll notice that every symbol of Warli art carries a strong message. For example, central motifs symbolize the mother goddess. Squares represent fertility and prosperity and triangles symbolize mountains and trees.