Padukas is situated in the middle of the Adivasi tribal area of Maharashtra. Many of our artisans are from the Warli Tribe. Deepak Dhadorae, Mansi Wad, and Lalita Garel are three of our Warli artisans.
In the past three years, our trust, Om Gagangiri Maharaj Ashirwadit Trust has been conducting a project whereby we grow and buy fruit trees, and then sell them cheaply to our local farmers. Before we distribute the trees, we educate and train the farmers in the benefits of growing plantations of fruit trees. As part of our fundraising efforts, we asked Uhlas and Deepak to paint Warli renditions of Moringa or Drumstick Trees as the center of the village scene. In addition, we asked them to do the same with the Papaya tree. Below you will see a few of their resultant paintings.
Padukas is proud to say that Craftmark India has verified our Warli Artists and their craftwork to be acceptable to their verification.