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10 July 2021

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 Saturday Symmetry


Rangoli (aka kolam... different regions have different names for the floor decorating technique). Used at entrances or in halls and temples for festivals and special events. And sometimes 'just because...'

10 comments:

  1. Frankly, I don't find it attractive.

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    1. Hari OM
      given the similarity to Celtic knotwork, can I assume you feel the same toward that? Like those, Rangoli can be varied, ranging from this simplicity to
      highly complex! Yxx

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  2. Hello,
    I think it looks fun and decorative. I have seen this on other blogs, I am a fan of folk art and I hope it brings good luck. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. So very pretty and would I be correct in saying what beautiful artistic hands someone had?
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. Hari OM
      Most children learn to make rangoli and it is not specifically a female art either - although, in households, it is of course usually the womenfolk who create them. Some of the prettiest I saw were done by male professionals of the art. It is created by sifting sand, or coloured powders, or flour through the thumb and forefinger, holding the product in the palm with the other three fingers. A skill I have not at all mastered! Yxx

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  4. In South India they do it daily outside their house/shop.

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    1. Hari OM
      Indeed - it makes such a welcome! Yxx

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  5. it looks like it was done with chalk, I can't tell if it is permanent or can be erased and done again. this is much like the colored houses I have been posting. doesn't appeal to everyone even though it is beautiful..

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  6. I was thinking chalk too. I like the patterns!

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  7. I thought it might be like a maze, but the center motif is separate. A nasturtium in the center?

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