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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 527-537

Aipan: An Inspiring Folkart for Textile Designing
Vandana Bhandari1, Anita Rani2, Manisha Gahlot3 and Sakshi4
Department of Clothing and Textiles, College of Home Science, G.B.P.U.A.T., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
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India, the land of rich cultural heritage, has been known to the world for its vibrant arts and crafts since ancient time. Floor paintings are one of these art forms which are ritualistic part of ancient Indian culture. Aipan is one of the traditional folk arts of Kumaun region of Uttarakhand drawn on the floor, walls, etc. in the house. In the present study, aipan designs were explored for the designing of woven borders. Ten aipan designs (5 symmetrical and 5 asymmetrical in form) were selected from secondary sources and adapted to make them suitable for use in weaving. Taking each design, four different border arrangements were developed using computer software Corel Draw X7. The prepared border arrangements were assessed by a panel of 30 judges. The selected borders were converted into graphic form establish their suitability for use in weaving using extra yarn figuring technique. This effort was also an attempt to preserve the ancient and valuable art of the state in form of tangible textile base.

Keywords: Aipan, Folk art, Border arrangements

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Vandana Bhandari, Anita Rani, Manisha Gahlot and Sakshi. 2019. Aipan: An Inspiring Folkart for Textile Designing.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 527-537. doi:
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