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Indian Art: Lippan Work(Gujarat & Rajasthan Art)

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Today I’m sharing with you 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 motifs on the 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 triangles, diamonds, 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.

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7 Responses

  1. Great post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I'd be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Cheers!

  2. Hi Disha,
    Did you get to doing this art in your home? Is so please let me know how. Even I am interested in doing this art in my home.

  3. Nice informative article for art lovers, but in the metro cities we cant utlise original material to create this art… so what material is substitute for this?? plaster of paris with white glue or an organic clay or cold porcelin clay?? pls suggest if you have any idea about other material to create this…. thanks… chinar

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