Sunday, 11 January 2015

festive kolams

Around New Year is a season for of celebrations in all religions, and that shows in the more than usual colorful kolams in Tamil Nadu. To walk a village streets is a true craft exhibition.
Here are just a few to enjoy, before they are smudged by fotsteps over or swept away to make place for a new, next day.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

happy new 2015! with Tamil Nadu kolams

Best wishes for the new year!

Mine started in South India, back here after 12 years. Both me and India have changed, I treasure being here in a new way.

The kolam painting stays the same around Pondicherry and Auroville, though. Proud craft by women, every morning a new (but some make shortcuts, like myself, and use paint instead of rice powder).
So skillfully made, can't get enough kolams, will post more pics...

Old post about kolam...