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The Bhils are an indigenous tribal community found in the western deccan regions and central India among other smaller clusters in the sub continent. Essentially a farming community, their art draws from nature based themes and the animal kingdom. Changing seasons, natural phenomena and gods that protect them are common subjects. The natural colours are vibrant and locally prepared. The ritualistic art is practiced in daily life as on special occasions, most popularly in decorating the walls of their domestic spaces. Pithora paintings are one of their traditional artforms that has garnered attention in the recent years. Paintings on walls as a offering to the Goddesses are made annually and are the focal point of Bhil art.