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Jivya Some Mashe is an innovative painter from Maharashtra's Warli tribe. His style of painting is traditionally practiced by Warli women, who paint the outside walls of their houses with white rice paste.

Using a fig tree needle as a brush, Mr. Mashe creates works on paper evoking the Warli world Among the Warli, the act of painting is closely tied to religious beliefs and rituals, and is reserved only for the most talented artists.