Chhipa, a cloth printer from Tashrih al-aqvam (1825)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Nepal, India and Pakistan|
|Nepal Bhasa, Gujarati, Kutchi and Marwari|
|Hindu, Buddhism, Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Ranjitkar, Chhipi and Chhimba|
The Chhipa (alternatively spelled Chippa) are a community or clan of people with ancestral roots tracing back to India.
History and Origin
The word chhipa is believed to come from two Nepal Bhasa words, "chhi" (to dye) and "pa" (to leave something to bask in sun). According to old Gujarati record books, referred to as Balwa Pothy, their Rajput community was founded in Nagaur, Rajasthan and later spread to Gujarat where they took up the skill of dying and printing fabrics.