Jamini Roy started painting volumetric forms along the lines of popular bazaar paintings sold outside the Kalighat temple in Kolkata. By the early 1930s, Roy made a complete switch to indigenous materials to paint on woven mats, cloth and wood coated with lime. His lines and restrained and precise. The Santhals, a tribal people who live in the rural districts of Bengal, were an important subject for Roy. He captured the qualities that are a part of native folk painting and recombined them with those of his own. He fused the minimal brush strokes of the Kalighat style with elements of tribal art from Bengal. His interest in folk art carried deeper implications than just stylistic possibilities.