Warli is an indigenous tribe living in the Thane district of Maharashtra. The Warlis are not integrated with mainstream Indian culture, and maintain unique customs, religion and ceremonies. Recently, Warli art is slowly becoming popular. This art was first discovered in the early s.
Scholars believe that this tradition of Warli painting can be traced back to 10th century AD. Warli art is slowly being incorporated into mainstream popular culture and can be seen featured on clothing and objects of everyday use Seth, This paper will trace the transition of Warli art from a tribal art form to a popular one and analyse this shift using the Interpretivist model of Sociology.
According to this model, social interaction is based on the principles of consciousness, action and unpredictability. The social world is constructed through meanings and can only be experienced subjectively.