Wedding card designed with aipan motif
A simple and elegant Aipan painting made on cloth
Wall hanging of a painting made with aipan motifs
Aipan art in the form of a Kalash
A Swastika in Aipan art
Dhuliarghya ki chowki, made at the bridal home's front yard to welcome the groom
Type of Chowki aipan design in combination of flower and fish motifs
Aipan design in bird and line patterns
Aipan art on wall
Eloberated art beautifully composed in different motif patterns
Chowki design, it is normally used for seating the idols of gods and goddess
Ritual painting in straight line patterns done on Mandap / Mandir (Stage used to place idols of gods)
Aipan is a traditional folk art specifically made by women of Uttarakhand. This art is done on floor over brick red background with white paste made out of rice flour. The typical art is done on all special occasions and household ceremonies and rituals. It is believed that these motifs evoke divine power which brings good fortune and wards off evil.
Uttarakhand Aipan painting has its unique identity which is always done on the empty walls and on the ground which is a symbol of fortune and fertility. The art form is used to decorate floors and walls at the Puja room (place of worship) and entrance of homes and practiced by many other communities of different region.
For more details: http://dsource.in/resource/aipan-uttarakhand