India Arts - Page 3 - Rangoli: Decorative Floor Drawings

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"Rangoli" is the Sanskrit India word that refers to decorative floor drawings in general, whereas "Kolam" is the word more specific to the southern Tamil Nadu region of India.

I am learning about India Arts just as you are here... so that is how India Arts Page 1, about Kolam, got to be first... :-)

Here is an amazing link to Rangoli designs throughout India and their cultural importance in India and Hindu religion worldwide...

http://www.theholidayspot.com/diwali/rangoli.htm


Plus there are lots of youtube videos that are beautiful examples and tutorials demonstrating this sacred Indian Art.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnOQ9JzXmlI&feature=related

The Kolam page information came from this link at squidoo.com, which has dozens of other "lenses"/topic links to Tamil Nadu

culture and arts...

http://www.squidoo.com/tamil-kolam


If you go to Google Images Search and type in "Rangoli patterns" you will find tons of drawings to learn from...



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