Alpana painting by Sw View Portfolio icon Share Facebook Twitter Whats App Pinterest Description -- Art Number 27735 Artwork Title Alpana Artist Name Swastika Maiti Medium Pen on Paper Size 11 x 8.9 inches (27.94 x 22.606 cm) Information Alpana is a century old folk art form of Bengal. This art is traditionally practiced by the women of the house to bring in prosperity of the house. It represents artistic sensibility of peoples. It originated from a Sanskrit word 'Alimpana', meaning 'to plaster with' or 'to coat with'. Alpana is very important and is drawn as a holy pedestal while worshipping a deity. As a Bengali I love to draw Alpana since my childhood.