kolam
FOLK HERITAGE

“KOLAM”-ART FROM SOUTH INDIA

Kolam, is an age-old floor art form originated in Tamil Nadu becoming an integral part of South Indian culture. Kolam is a symmetrical design often drawn around grid patterns of dots on the floor with rice flour. The kolam patterns are often passed on from generation to generation and women are so skilled that these patterns are drawn by bare fingers, really quickly barely making any mistakes. Kolam follows complex concepts of mathematics like symmetry and permutation. Every dot and curve is calculated offering scope for intricacy, complexity and creativity of high order.