My Rangolis…

Rangoli art is an adornment or decoration that has different names in different states of India; The purpose of rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck. Design depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area. It is traditionally done by women. Generally, this practice is showcased during occasions such as festivals, auspicious observances, marriage celebrations and other similar milestones and gatherings.

Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapes, deity impressions, or flower and petal shapes (appropriate for the given celebrations), but they can also be very elaborate designs crafted by numerous people. The base material is usually dry or wet powdered rice or dry flour, to which sindoor (vermilion), haldi (turmeric) and other natural colours can be added. Chemical colours are a modern variation. Other materials include coloured sand, red brick powder and even flowers and petals, as in the case of flower rangolis.

Here I share some of my rangoli works done by me on our threshold and pooja place for various occasions. The designs are from my personal design book, magazines, websites and some of my facebook friends’ FB pages, but all the works published here are done personally by me.

Hope you will enjoy this page.

With love,

Malathi Muthukrishnan.