International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART J
“Aipan” Creative Art of Kumaon
Author(s): Amrita Kaushik and Dr. Meenakshi Gupta
Aipan or Alpana is an art which has special place in all kumaoni homes. It is traditional folk art (painting form) of Uttarakhand. This art belong to kumaon region.it has great degree of social, cultural as well as religious significance It is very popular art form of kumaon, and walls, papers and pieces of cloth are decorated by the drawing of various geometric and other figures belonging to gods, goddesses and objects of nature The raw material used is simple ochre ( Geru ) color and rice paste. It is mostly women who paint the designs on the floors and walls of their homes using the last three fingers of the right hand. Ones the Geru base is ready the artist draws the pattern free hand. Popularly drawn at place of worship, houses and main entry doors of house and in front of courtyard. Aipan are known by different names and is in popular in many parts of India with larger variations. It is called alpana in Bengal Satiya in Gujrat, Rangoli in Maharashtra, Chowk pooran in UP, Kolam in South India, Madne in Rajasthan, Arichan in Bihar and Bhuggul in Andhra likewise Aipan in Uttarakhand
How to cite this article:
Amrita Kaushik, Dr. Meenakshi Gupta. “Aipan” Creative Art of Kumaon. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):640-642.