Bheel Heritage


Bheel Heritage

An ethnic group in West India, Bheel heritage dates way back in 1868. Listed as indigenous people of the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan—all in the western Deccan regions and central India. Bheels are considered as one of the oldest and the second largest tribal community in India. Some Bheels trace their ancestry to Eklavya, the archer from Mahabharata.

Bheels belong to the race of the pre-Aryans. The name 'Bheel' is derived from the word villu or billu, which according to the Dravidian language is known as Bow. Bheels are popularly known as the bowmen of Rajasthan. They are the most widely distributed tribal groups in India. They form the largest tribe in the whole of South Asia.

The Bhilala sub-division is known for its Pithora painting. One look at a Bheel painting and you’ll immediately begin to recognize it anywhere you see the art form. Bheel paintings usually consist of large, un-lifelike shapes of everyday characters filled in with earthy, yet bright colours, and then covered with an overlay of uniform dots in several patterns and colours that stand out strikingly against the background. The dots on a Bheel painting are not random, they are thoughtfully placed according to design.

And with just the inspiration, we were able to glorify the Bheel heritage with our Tribal Collection. With similar patterns, colours, and shapes, we have played a little part of our own into representing this virtuous heritage that belongs to our very own country. We want you to take a part in this process of representation and portrayal of the Bheel heritage. And without new collection, it is just that much easier to pair it up with your favourite outfit and stand out in the crowd. Leave them wondering and build up their curiosity. Because once you have it on, everyone is going to want to be a part of the tribal collection clan. So make the most of styling and accessorizing and wear the colours of the Bheels with honour and pride, with Kirtilals!