aipan Store
aipan Store

aipan Store

  • Vill. Nathunagar P.o Syat Kotabagh, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
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Vendor Biography

Empowering, inspiring local women artists through recognition of folk art Aipan

 

 

The art form is practised in different parts of India and known by different terms too. The art native to Kumaon is always done on a brick-red wall, which is also considered to be a symbol of fortune and fertility. Some of the motifs are Saraswati Chowki, Chamunda Hast Chowki, Nav Durga Chowki, Jyoti Patta, Durga Thapa and Lakshmi Yantra. The Aipan art is passed down through multiple generations from mothers to their daughters and daughter-in-laws.It was primarily practised by rich-upper-class Brahmin women.