rice batter

Rangoli: Damaru Kolam
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-03-18,

Dotted kolam. 14 dots 5 lines, 5 dots 4 lines on each side. used wet rice mavu and food color

Rangoli: Red and white kolam
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-03-08,

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.

Rangoli: Purple and blue kolam
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-02-27,

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.

Rangoli: Red and white Padi Kolam
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-02-13,

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).

Rangoli: Karthigai Kolam
Created by sundarmaya on 2009-02-08,

This was done using rice batter on karthigai deepam festival. A regular traditional kolam with lamps arranged on it.

Rangoli: Ezhai Kolam
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-01-26,

This kolam has no dots. Simple free hand design. By drawing coloured red outline,this can be put on festival days.

Rangoli: Sangu Pushpam
Created by jayamohan on 2009-01-25,

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.

Jaya Mohan

Rangoli: Ezhai Kolam
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-01-25,

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.

Rangoli: Free hand Rangoli
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-01-13,

Made by rice batter, and outline adding color to that.

Rangoli: Line kolam with Wet rice maavu (batter)
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-01-06,

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).

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