The aristocratic miniatures of Kangra originates from the Himalayan hamlet of Kangra situated up North of India. This pictorial art, is one of the most refined art forms of India. This exquisite miniature art form strongly depicts greenery, naturalism and the rich biodiversity of Himachal Pradesh. It also depict the feminine charm in a very graceful manner articulately portraying refined, tender emotions of Indian women. These miniatures are created using mineral pigments and gold on acid-free handmade paper.
On the other hand, the exquisite indigenous Warli art is created by the tribal/indigenous people of Warli and Malkhar koli tribes living in the mountainous and coastal region of Dahanu & Palghar district of Maharashtra, in Western India. Warli Culture is believed to have originated in 2500 to 3000 BCE. The paintings resemble pre-historic cave paintings and use a set of geometric shapes: a circle, a triangle and a square, symbolic of different elements of nature. This art form usually depicts scenes of human figures engaged in activities like hunting, dancing, sowing and harvesting.
Both these art forms have Geographical Indication (GI), which means that they originate from specific region and and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.