Rangoli – Loveful Street Art

Rangoli in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Rangoli in Tiruvannamalai

The vibrant colours and elaborate patterns never cease to amaze me… Rangoli – also known as kollam in Tamil – is such a wonderful art form! It is popular among women, and is commonly done in temples, at doorways and outside homes all over India.

»God,« aunty says and smiles affectionately, touching her hand to her heart. I smile too. I don’t speak her language and she doesn’t speak mine, but with that one word she manages to express the essence of the intricate piece of art that is quickly taking form on the ground in front of us.

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