Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I am sure many of you have seen this kind of art form but might not know what it was called. Some call it rangoli, some call it kolam, and some call it alpana....whichever the name is, it is an intimate art form practiced by many women all over India. It is a sign of religious and spiritual beliefs and is made fresh every morning after the front of your house has been cleaned fresh. I have fond memories of making rangoli with my grandmother in those summer months. Here's a beautiful example...

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