FOLK HERITAGE

MUD-MIRROR ART AND LIPPAN

My longing for handicraft prompt me to explore and write something about the untamed folk heritage of Gujarat- Lippan Kaam, thriving through the vast stretches of the world’s greatest salt desert, the Great Rann of Kutch found in western India and Pakistan. This art is a kind of Kutchhi Mural work popularly done by the women of the Rabari community. Mud-Mirror work is also known as Chittar kaam. Presently this work is done by various communities of Kutch in their own distinctive styles which makes it even harder to trace the origin of Lippan Kaam.