Rangoli or Kolam are decorative designs made on the floors of living rooms and courtyards and are meant to be sacred. During the Indian festival, Diwali, Rangoli is made using beautiful colors and is considered very auspicious.
Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapes, deity impressions, flower and petal shapes, but they can also become very elaborate designs crafted by numerous people. The base material is usually dry or wet granulated rice or dry flour, to which Sindoor (vermilion), Haldi (turmeric) and other natural colors can be added. Chemical colors are a modern variation.
Below are the links that'll guide you to the best Rangoli designs that you can take inspiration from to draw your own Rangoli. All the best! :)
Collection of the best Rangoli Designs and Patterns:
- http://rangolidesigns.in/ : Provides all rangoli designs for all festivals like, Diwali, Holi, Ganesha Chaturthi. You can view the designs in a beautiful slideshow. Example:
- http://www.forangelsonly.org/festivals-events/50-rangoli-designs : Over 50 Rangoli designs of all shapes and sizes. Example:
- http://www.diwalifestival.org/rangoli-patterns-design.html : Rangoli Sketches and Patterns. Example:
- http://www.deepavali.net/rangoli.php : Example
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