The kolam, or "rangoli" is a traditional mandala, a geometric pattern, that women design in front of their houses during festivities. In Tamil culture is a strong form of expression by the women, who express their feelings in this secret way.
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.
Sand art, placed one layer at a time via the hand of Joe Mangrum. These are temporary, public "installations", but you can have one of your own... visit: www.joemangrum.com
Rangoli colouring page 7
Rangoli - this is a flower rangoli, for the saptapadi ritual of a south indian kannada wedding.
"Best Peacock Rangoli Designs Our Top 10" .... the designs are truly amazing & spectacular ranging from the abstract & symbolic to impressionistic & realistic ! And very colorful too :-D