GOND TRIBAL ART
Gallery for Folk Art of Central India
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Durga Bai
What makes her work interesting is her ability to be able to translate the oral history of her Gond tribe into images. She infills her forms with patterns of paddy seeds that adorn their tribal jewelry.

She has illustrated two children's books published by Tara publications called, 'One Two Three' and 'Sultan Dreams'. In 2004, Durga Bai was honoured by the Handicraft Development council. In 2008 she and two other Gond artists, Ram Singh Urveti and Bhajju Shyam, were presented the BolognaRagazzi Award in Italy for their illustrations in the children's book, The Night Life of Trees, published by Tara Publications. Durga Bai was also awarded the IGNCA Scholarship for 2006-2007.In the book Bhimayana the life of Bhimrao Ambedkar was retold by Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam as a graphic narrative in the Pardhan-Gond tradition.