The Aipan Journal unfolds personal accounts of Enactus Members with Project Aipan.

The Aipan Journal

At Enactus IPCW, we work with a group of middle-aged women residing in the Timarpur region of North Delhi, with the aim of reviving their ancient art form Aipan. Aipan is a beautiful form of art hailing from Kumaon district of Uttrakhand. It is made on the floors using white rice against the backdrop of red Geru.

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A few tête-à-têtes with these ladies give you an insight into the beautiful cultural heritage that is Kumaon.

Mrs. Manju, who hails from Peepli village in the district of Almora, Kumaon, says that the culture of Kumaon has been fast diminishing. She tells us that she and her husband shifted to Delhi almost a decade back. She misses her village and the beautiful mountains of Uttarakhand, and her life back in Kumaon. Nothing makes her happier than talking about her culture.

A quick glance across her living room tells you that she…

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