Monday, 22 April 2013

Kolam

Kolam is a rangoli traditionally composed of geometric lines and shapes, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. It is drawn by south Indian women with rice or chalk powder in front of their homes. 

Last Friday was Ramanavami [lord Rama's birthday] and I witnessed an abundance of fancy Kolams in Swethu's society. Everyone came out to chat, draw and celebrate; it was so peaceful and so much fun!










14 comments:

  1. ooh these are lovely! well captured!
    at Aalayam, we hope to do a feature on the lost (almost) art of Kolam, someday - will link to your post then.

    wonderful!

    ~deepa

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  2. sure thing! you can even have any photographs you want, i have taken many :)
    love you blog!

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  3. Amazing! I'm totally stealing ideas from the 3rd one the next time I'm asked to make a kolam for a ceremony. --Dhenuka

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  4. how you added color to the rice pownder?

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  5. Hey, just to let you know. Reblogged your pics on tumblr and they have gotten quite a response. http://panoptic.tumblr.com/post/49131190072

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  6. wow, that is fantastic!
    thanks...

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  7. Reminds me of Margazhi kolam season of Tamil Nadu.

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  8. That was awesome! those Rangoli designs maybe simple if you can see but looking closely, they are truly intricate. Nice one!

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