Monday, August 8, 2011

Kolam Pattern of the Day

Kolam designs originated in the South of India more than 3000 years ago.  They are the symbol of Beauty and Welcome.  Traditionally women begin their day by drawing Kolam in front of their homes using rice flower or limestone powder.  In the north of India they are called Rangoli Patterns.

The designs are made with dots and curvey lines.

Here's how to make your own.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I have many Indian students- so this might be something we do, perhaps with an expert mom or grandmother who could come and teach us!

  2. This design is beautiful.
    I love the way you include the history in you posting.

    Thanks so much for sharing