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About the Workshop +

Traditionally, Mud and mirror work is known as Lippan Kaam. This is a traditional mural craft of Kutch, Gujarat. The clay used is a mixture of chalk powder which has been passed through a sieve to obtain fine particles that mix more easily. In this workshop we will make this beautiful raw design with the help of Lippan Techniques

This workshop will be done in 2 classes and thus 2 recordings would be provided. It will be a two hour class for beginners and will be conducted over Zoom - adults or children above 8 years can join.

Key Takeaways +

Lippan Kaam Clay Making

Traditional Motifs

Mirror Work

What will I get in my Art Kit?+

  • MDF Board
  • Chalk Powder
  • Fevicol
  • Ivory Sheet White
  • White cotton Cloth for rough use and covering the dough
  • Mirror pieces
  • Old newspapers to make paper pulp

Can I get the Art Kit shipped outside India?+

We ship worldwide, shipping charges of 2000 INR are applicable for international orders. Our Prices are inclusive of GST/Taxes. No additional charges are applicable for domestic deliveries.

What materials do I need to prepare in Advance? +

  • Old bowls to mix the chalk powder etc
  • Brushes and pallete
  • Pencil and Rubber for the sketch
  • Compass

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Nalemitha ji (or Mitha bhai as he is addressed) from Kutch, Gujarat has been practicing this art for more than 20 years and has learnt from Mahmood bhai, who was responsible for bringing this artform as display pieces.In the past, it was done only on walls by the women of the Mutwa community.


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Lippan Kaam

Lippan art, also known as Mud and Mirror work, is a traditional Indian craft that has its roots in the desert region of Kutch, in the state of Gujarat. This unique art form involves intricate designs created using a combination of clay and mirror pieces, resulting in beautiful decorative patterns that adorn walls and other surfaces.  History and Tradition The tradition of Lippan art in India dates back several centuries, with its exact origins shrouded in mystery. It is believed to have emerged among the Rabari community, a nomadic pastoralist group in Gujarat. Lippan art was traditionally used to decorate the walls of Bhungas, circular mud huts typical of Kutch architecture. These intricate designs not only served an aesthetic purpose but also had symbolic meanings, often reflecting themes related to nature, animals, and daily life. The inclusion of mirrors in the designs is thought to have both practical and spiritual significance, reflecting light and warding off evil spirits. Legend According to local legend, the use of mirrors in Lippan art has its origins in a mystical story. It is said that a young shepherd once found a piece of broken mirror in the desert and used it to decorate his hut. When the sunlight reflected off the mirror, it illuminated the surrounding area, attracting the attention of the local community. This led to the integration of mirrors into traditional mud designs, giving rise to the unique aesthetic that is now synonymous with Lippan art. Technique and Details The technique of Lippan art involves creating intricate patterns using a mixture of mud and camel dung, which serves as the base material. The process begins with preparing the even mud wall or panel surface where designs are outlined with thin threads or chalk. The artisans apply a mixture of clay and camel dung to create raised patterns or designs, with the mirrors serving as focal points within the patterns. Once the design is complete, the mud is allowed to dry and harden, resulting in a durable and visually stunning artwork. The primary characteristic of Lippan art is the use of mirrors, which are cut into various shapes and embedded into the mud designs. The designs often feature geometric shapes, floral motifs, animal figures, and traditional symbols. Some of the notable Lippan artisans are Nalemitha, Majikhan, and Hafiz Mutva, amongst others.

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Masterclasses are complete pre-recorded courses of 7-8 parts that have been researched and recorded by us at the Master artists homes. LIVE workshops happen in real time over zoom along with the Master Artist and a small group. Live workshops have different levels. We only have a few Masterclasses right now - Lippan art from Kutch and Pichwai art from Nathdwara, Rajasthan and are producing and adding more every month. While we cover more than 60 heritage art and craft forms in our live workshops already.

You could attend a beginner friendly live workshop (or even a masterclass if its Lippan or Pichwai you are interested in) and then join the foundations or advanced LIVE workshops. The different levels for the LIVE workshops are- Beginner, Foundations and Advancedyour store.

Materials are not included in the masterclasses but you can order from our list of authentic art kits and materials in addition to the masterclass. For the live workshops, materials are included in some of the live workshops as part of the workshop and it would be mentioned in the workshop description.

Beginner Friendly- These are usually 1-2 classes of 2 hours each and one of the simpler artworks and motifs of that art style are covered in the beginner friendly workshops as an introduction to that art form.
Foundations- In the foundations live workshops, the workshops are structured to teach you the basic motifs and foundations of that art style , the focus is not on completing a painting but the elements taught in each class are incorporated in a painting and a few different compositions are also taught
Advanced- in the Advanced live workshop, usually the focus is on completing a more elaborate and intricate painting - no basic motifs are covered in the advanced workshops.
Masterclass-A masterclass is structured as 7-8 pre-recorded classes covering introduction of the artform, introduction of the artist, introduction of the different traditional materials used in that art and then 3 artworks are usually taught ranging from beginner to intermediate.

Yes, going forward, our platform will automatically award you a certificate on behalf of MeMeraki for completing a workshop with us and being a patron of the arts. This will be accessible via the ‘My Workshops’ section under each workshop that you have attended after Nov 2021.

Yes, we have many patrons attending our workshops from across the world. We ship the art kits internationally for the workshops where materials are included. International shipping charges are INR2000. Even if you are ordering an art kit separately in addition to a MASTERCLASS, we can ship internationally.

Yes, you will be able to access the recording of all the workshops you have attended through the ‘My Workshops’ section to be able to practice at your own pace later.

The previous workshops recordings will still be available to you via google drive as earlier. But going forward for all new workshops post Nov 2021, the workshops will be accessible through our website and platform only.