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Among the largest tribes in India, the Gonds have a recorded history that goes back 1400 years. They are present in significant numbers in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.|The Gonds are said to place faith in an old belief that says that a good image brings good luck, and it is this belief that can be found at the root of this art form. Concerned with warding off evil and ushering in good luck, the Gonds would decorate their houses with traditional tattoos and motifs.|For the Gond, everything is intimately connected to nature, and their art features motifs that depict their beliefs and rituals, life in the village, and mans remarkable relationship with nature. Renowned for their vibrant colours and imaginative use of lines and dots, Gond artworks today use natural colours sourced from soil, plants, charcoal and cow dung as well as acrylic paints.|