Pumice, also called Pumicite, is a volcanic rock that consists of highly vesicular glass. These light-coloured stones are formed from magma, a rich gas that erupted out from a volcano. This hot froth of gas bubbles freezes and gets trapped in the liquid turned to glass, when exposed to air, forming lumps of pumice. The mural painting technique over pumice stone gives a 3D effect to the depicted design, which helps throw life into the art in a creative way. Here the stone is embossed with drawings to make a mural art often hung on walls or exhibited as a showpiece.
The themes are mostly religious, and the styles are closely related to Buddhism or Jainism, as per the artist’s choice. At times, they are also inspired by themes of miniature paintings from a particular region. Art lovers reflect exuberant themes and a joyous sense of life in this pumice stone mural art. Shypra Home Decor is an art center, based in Nagpur, run by an artisan cum trainer Mrs. Shweta Khapekar. She has been practicing mural art for five years, with a special focus on the making of home decor items.
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