Rural life and rural landscapes in Jawhar

Women walking across grass fields is a common sight and part of rural life in the tribal area of Jawhar, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra

Khula Aasmaan” art workshops in schools which are in rural and tribal areas presented me an opportunity to see the rural landscapes of this beautiful countryside and rural life at close quarters. Last year, we conducted painting workshops in schools in the tribal areas of Jawhar taluka in the district of Palghar, Maharashtra. Here are some of the pictures of the countryside. All the pictures are from December 2018. As one can see, the greens are all gone. The grass all around has beautiful hues of yellows, reds and orange. The spectrum of these earth colours is so wide at this time of the year. There is chill in the day despite the sun being up and one cannot but stop by repeatedly to see these stunning landscapes up close and be a part of them.

Winter colours of rural landscapes

hamlets, trees and fields are an integral part of the rural landscape in Jawhar, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra
Poles, wires and fields
Scenic rural landscape
tree and grass
Sloping roofs in the hamlet – rural life in Jawhar taluka, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra
Green solitary tree stands out among the winter colours of grass fields with shades of earth colours
rural women at work
kitchen at a roadside dhaba

Earth colours all around

If the colours that I saw were to be converted into a palette, it would certainly be a large palette to accommodate all the hues of browns, reds and yellows.

cattle grazing in the fields
Earth colours of grass with a dash of green – part of rural landscapes in Jawhar taluka, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra
Earthen colours of grass on a slope in Jawhar taluka, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra
grass, shrubs and trees – beauty of earth colours in winter in Jawhar taluka, Dist. palghar, Maharashtra

Threshing in progress

Threshing in progress in Jawhar taluka, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra – integral part of the agrarian economy of rural life
Threshing in the fields is an integral part of the rural life and the agrarian economy
Threshing in Jawhar taluka, Dist. Palghar, Maharshtra
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