This rangoli is drawn with wet rice maavu. The design is made with 11 to 6 dots, in-between. You can put colour also for filling the design.
This freehand kolam was made on some occasion. The colour powders are specially home made with colouring agents.
This was made for the Karthigai deepam function. The 8-petal flower is the basis for this design. I have drawn many inputs from ikolam.com website!!
I have been drawing such kolams only from the last 2 months!! I am still an amatuer compared to all the talented ladies contributing to this wonderful website!!
This kolam was made with the basic 5-petal flower design as the base. I used many ideas from iKolam.com for this kolam. Please give me your valuable suggestions to help me improve.
Entered for diwali rangoli contest 2008
The dots for this kolam is 6,4,2.
This method of creating rangoli could be used for teaching kids.
Rangoli using a spoon as a tool:
1. Spread powdered color with the help of a sieve on the floor in the shape of a circle - as seen in Figure 1. This makes a nice background for your flower rangoli which you would create on top of the circle.
2. Spoon in 1/4th of a spoon of any contrasting color of your choice on top of the circle, and press down gently with the back of a spoon, to make it look like a petal. You could add in more petals until you're done creating your flower - Figure 2, figure 3
You can also make rangolis of boats, trees, butterfly or a house on top of the background shown in Figure 1.