Lippan kaam – wall hanging

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Lippan kaam wall hanging

Lippan kaam wall hanging

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I am here with a colourful wall hanging using Lippan kaam or mud and mirror work .I had started it one month back but somehow was not able to finish it all these days.I started again three days back and finally it is ready ­čÖé ┬á.This is my fourth addition to the Lippan kaam or mud/mirror work gallery.

This time I have used orange background with black border.And also I have used mirrors with different shapes as shown.Here a thin wooden panel is used as a base.The clay I have used here is fevicryl shilpkar clay.

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Mud and mirror work wall hanging

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 Mud and mirror work wall hanging 

This is my recent mud and mirror work wall hanging on a wooden panel.This time too, I did this mud and mirror work wall decor with red and white combination as my first one. The wooden panel I have used here is 12″X12″ size.I have used here, fevicryl shilpkar clay and also mont marte white clay.

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Lippan work /mud and mirror work

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Lippan work with shilpkar clay
Wall hanging

Lippan work /Mud and mirror work

Mud and mirror work also known as Lippan kaam is a traditional mural craft of Kutch,Gujrat.Various communities in Kutch do mud work and have their own distinct style. Most communities live in circular mud houses known as Bhungas that have thatched roofs. These houses have evolved over the years to survive the harsh climatic conditions of Kutch. The inner walls of the homes are adorned with decorative mud-mirror work. Materials used are locally available in the region,like mixture of clay and camel dung. Now gum is used to stick mirrors.The glittering mirrors in the mud-relief work brighten up the interiors of the houses with just a single lamp. Though the work is limited mainly to the interior walls, it can be found on the outer walls as well. Commonly made designs consist of peacock, camel, elephant, water bearer women, women churning buttermilk, temples, mango tree, etc.
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