Saturday, June 30, 2012

Indian Art: Lippan Work(Gujarat & Rajasthan Art)

Today I'm sharing with you is a decorative art form of western India. Lippan Kaam, Mud Relief Work or Mud Mirror Work is done inside huts in Kutch in Gujarat.  Lippan work is done mainly by women of Rabari community of Kutch. Women are so expert that they don't even trace or draw motif on wall.
The mud is prepared  by mixing clay with camel dung(as a binding agent as it contains fibers) and then kneaded with water. Glue is used to stick mirrors of different sizes and shapes like triangle, diamond, round and sometimes embroidered mirrors.
Work is usually done inside the huts called bhungas. These huts are made of mud and are known to be earth quack resistant.
If you want to explore more about this art click here. It's a very informative and interesting article.

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Soon I am going to do this lippan work in my home too (lots of incomplete project in a queue though). It looks so ethnic. and Indian. I totally love this work.
Have a wonderful weeekend and stay creative freinds!!
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