Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Cute Kolam

To be very frank I am running out of title for my Kolam posts…
Anyway, when I had made this and when I looked at it now for posting…
 The first and only thought that came into my mind was “cute”.
It looks so simple. So elegant.
And it demanded less than ten minutes of my time.
Hence, cute indeed!

PS: Because many people asked me what a Kolam is…
Kolam refers to intricate patterns drawn both free handedly and by joining dots. These can be widely seen in the Southern part of India. Women draw this early morning, preferably before Sunrise after cleaning the courtyard. Earlier rice powder was used – it was a means to feed ants and small insects. However, these days, stone powder and even chalk is used. If such powders are used, it is called Pudi Kolam. Sometimes, brick powder will be used as outline on auspicious days, Tuesdays and Fridays. If rice powder is mixed in water and similar patterns are drawn, it is called Maavu/Maa Kolam. In West Bengal, it is called Alpona. In North India, people used rice/stone powders for the outline and fill the patterns with colors. This is called Rangoli.

It is believed that Kolam brings prosperity. It is drawn for almost all the auspicious occasions like marriages and festivals. When someone dies in the household, the family don’t draw any kolam for a year.  

Children in small towns learn the art of making kolam at a very young age. In fact, a girl who knows to draw impeccable and intricate kolam is a pride for the entire family and the village she stays. However, owing to modernization, city life and apartment culture, this art is soon dying.


  1. You have got good imagination, Loco mente! Cute, indeed!


  2. Oh yes it is CUTE .. and thank you for letting us know what KOLAM is tooo ..

    Wishing you and family and everyone around you a very happy new year.. May all that you have dreamed comes true.. have a fantabulous New year


    1. Hope you are having a great New Year...
      Thanks :)