Dotted kolam. 14 dots 5 lines, 5 dots 4 lines on each side. used wet rice mavu and food color
This is a dotted kolam. Dot count is 11 to 5, inbetween dots.
Used wet white rice mavu and for red color used food color.
The dot count is 11 to 6 inbetween dots.
In this floor I am not able to use kolapowder, hence could try only wet maavu kolam.
The original design is from my gallery only.
This is a smaller version of Padikolam normally we put in Kalyaanam(weddings). Wet rice maavu is used because it will stay longer. For a change I have interchanged the red and white color.(Usual practice is white kolam with red border).
This was done using rice batter on karthigai deepam festival. A regular traditional kolam with lamps arranged on it.
This kolam has no dots. Simple free hand design. By drawing coloured red outline,this can be put on festival days.
Name of the Kolam: Sanku Pushpam.
Dots: 21 to 11, interlaced.
4,3,2,1 on all 6 sides for lotus.
Medium used : Wet rice flour.
This kolam has no dots. To keep symmetry, you may put 3 dots 3 lines (straight) to position the cross design. You can connect the cross design as per your imagination. Outer border of your choice will add the beauty.
Made by rice batter, and outline adding color to that.
This line kolam can be easily put. It does not take much time.No need of putting dots. Only thing is you need a smooth surface without slop. If you prepare the Maavu and keep it in the FRIDGE, anytime you can put it.In the night when all go to sleep, you can clean the place where you want to put this kolam without any disturbance in a few minutes.Ne need to worry about anybody stumping on it. The wet kolam will dry and when you wake up in the morning and open the door, your kolam will be smiling brightly. This will stay for 2 or 3 days, will not get spoiled by wind.
Preparation and how to use the maave to put the design is given in detail by our friend Jaya Mohan, in her comment in my earlier kolam ( you can refer my Gallery).