This Saura tribal painting from Orissa executed on fine cloth shows the victory celebrations thel clan The booty collected in the warfare is kept in front of the tribal chief, to be distributed amongst the clan.
The celebrations are marked by lot of singing and dancing. One can see the men playing long musical pipes while others basking in the festive frenzy with group dancing. Few men on the back of the horses and others with weapons are drawn to highlight the military reasons behind the celebrations. The scores of animals illustrated on the borders are symbolic of the close association between men and animals. Earthen colors have been used in this tribal painting.