Kolams are drawings/patterns made on the floor. Kolams are considered auspicious, a symbol of prosperity and are drawn near the entrance of houses in India. This tradition is followed over the ages. Kolams are drawn with rice flour mixed with a powder called Kolam powder to make it convenient for drawing the kolams.Read More »
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One of the glorious art forms that flourish till day is Tanjore painting (Thanjavur Oviyam). This type of painting originated in around 1600 AD in Thanjavur, a town in South India. The then rulers of Thanjavur, the Nayakas encouraged this art form and has since been regarded as a royal art.Read More »
Mehendi is the application of a paste of henna leaves on hands and feet. Mehendi is applied on through the use of cones filled with the paste. Beautiful intricate patterns are drawn during special occasions.Read More »
Sculptures are artworks which are made by carving out solid materials. Generally these could be stone,metal, wood or such hard substance. This art form is ancient and various temples and archaeological evidences suggest the primitiveness of this art form. The ancient sculptures were primarilyRead More »
Rangoli is a traditional art form which is cherished is India. Rangoli is kind of a drawing which is drawn on the floor using coloured powder. An attractive drawing is made at the front of the house and this is filled with colours. Rangoli is drawn toRead More »
The traditional south Indian temples were built centuries ago by the rulers of the territories. Each of these temples are dedicted to a particular God or Goddess and stand testimony to the architectural excellence of the sculptors of yesteryears.Read More »
Navrathri is one of the popular festivals of South India. During Navrathri, golu is displayed in houses. Golu is an exhibition of dolls – primarily of Gods and Goddesses arranged in ‘steps’ setup. Generally, these dolls are setup to depict mythology. Each day of golu has a significance, and is associated to a goddess. The three primaryRead More »
Mehendi – this is one of the traditions which loved and cherished by any woman. Mehendi is a shrub which gives a beautiful red hue colour to one’s hands when ground and applied on to. There are various forms of Mehendi designs such as Indian mehendiRead More »
Pookalams are floral designs born in God’s Own Country – Kerala, India. These floral designs are used to adorn houses in Kerala during the festive season of Onam. Flowers of various colors are carefully picked and are arranged to result in a beautiful rangoli filled with flowers.Read More »
There are several traditions followed by Indians over the ages – one of these traditions is the practice of drawing a kolam on the ground, near the entrance of one’s home. A kolam is like a painting which is drawn on the floor using rice flour. Kolams were originally drawn not only for adornment, but also becauseRead More »