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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kolam


Kolam (also known as rangoli) is a traditional Indian art that resembles sandpainting. Patterns, usually geometric designs, are created by female family members on the floors in front of their houses using rice powder.



Colourful kolams adorn the entrances to Hindu homes during Indian festivals, weddings and celebrations. In Malaysia, Kolams are also seen in shopping malls during Deepavali, popularly known as The Festival Of Lights.


Besides their aesthetic appeal, kolams are also a symbol of prosperity and believed to ward off evil. During Deepavali, Kolams are drawn to welcome the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi Devi into the home so she could bestow her blessings on the family. Read more.....







32 comments:

  1. Wow! these are incredible!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  2. I love the pics... they are beautiful! I'm following from MBC. Looking forward to your post.
    ~Melissa
    http://www.mnmrheinlander.blogspot.com
    http://www.twitter.com/MSRheinlander

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  3. So, do they leave their windows closed? Or don't vacuum for the time that it is on the floor?? I'm thinking this would be a huge mess. A pretty mess, but a huge one!

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  4. Those are amazing! Great photos.

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  5. Wow I can't imagine how long it would take to create something like that. What a craft, and talent.

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  6. wow... those are really beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for linking up. Hope you have a great rest of the week.

    xo, Supermom Alysha

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  7. Those are stunning! I can't even imagine the time and concentration and patience that went into those creations!

    ~Mimi @ Woven by Words

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  8. Totally awesome my friend! It's like candy to the eyes! Have a good one, and thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Those are absolutely stunning! So vibrant.

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  10. I haven't seen anything that beautiful in a long time!

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  11. Thanks for joining and sharing such beauty. Happy Wednesday!

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  12. These are amazing... (= Thanks so much for swinging by and linking to our Wordless Wednesday...

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  13. Happy wordless Wednesday!
    Those photos are amazing. I love all the different colors and the time that it would take to make these would be unreal. I love the second photo the best.
    Thanks for linking up and have a blessed day!

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  14. Very cool VL :)

    Have a great day!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/11/stuff-you-dont-see-everyday/

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  15. How beautiful and I bet it was a lot of work.

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  16. What beautiful pictures! They're breathtaking! The colors are amazing.

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  17. Great pictures. They are beautiful!!

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  18. hahah wow those are great, very vibrant and beautiful...first ive ever heard of kolam...now i want one :)

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  19. Wow that is just amazing!! What talent those ladies have.

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  20. wow
    amazing
    how absolutely gorgeous!

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