Tribal Art

When the train comes through a remote village in rural and tribal India, it not only changes the physical landscape but also the way these communities interact with the outside world. The advent of modern transportation brought changes to rural and tribal lifestyles. Transport provided an introduction to the city; trains seeped sinuously in their imagination, whereas planes were the mighty ‘birds’ from their individual and collection myths. The museum exhibits commissioned work and private collections by Warli (Vijay, Kishore and Praveen Mahshe) and Gond (Bhuri Bai) artists. This section will subsequently be enhanced with pieces specifically made for the museum by tribal and folk artists working in residency programmes organised by the Heritage Transport Trust.