Warli art is one of rich traditional folk-art practiced and preserved by tribal communities in India. Warli art is found in northern outskirts of Thane and Palghar district of Maharashtra. Tribal communities named Warli, Malkhar Koli, Kathodi, Kokana, Dhodi follow this art-form as it is an integral part of their culture. Roots of this art can be found in to the 10th century. Similar paintings of 500 and 10000 BC are found in rock shelters of Bhimketka, Madhya Pradesh.
Warli art is ancient, highly repetitive and symbolic in nature. It follows visual style and contain repetitive elements. Warli artists are now also changing its expression form just paintings to products of consumer value as Warli art is becoming popular among modern society. Warli art is visual representations of lifestyle and culture of tribal community. It carry-forwards the values, traditions and knowledge from one generation to next, In the form of paintings on mud walls of huts and temples . Warli art in the form of paintings is internationally appreciated art form but very few people knows about the lifestyle and culture of tribal depicted in these painting of Warli art.