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Rangoli - Founder of Indian art

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Rangoli is one of the famous art forms in India.It is a form of sandpainting decoration that uses finely ground white and coloured powders, and is commonly done outside homes in India.which has been commonly followed in Indian culture to invite god(Lord Lakshimi-god of wealth). In Tradition Rangoli started as a religious art work, in modern Rangoli decorating the house.Rangoli comprises of mathematics,science, history, tradition and also spirtuality too.Rangoli also became a form of self-portraiture for women and this is the street art of India.

History of rangoli is Chola rulers made extensive use of floor paintings. They are known by different names in different parts of the country; Alpana in Bengal, Aripana in Bihar, Madana in Rajasthan, Rangoli in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, Chowkpurana in Uttar Pradesh and Kolam in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Muggu in Andhra Pradesh. Some of these terms, especially many of the North Indian ones like Aalpana, more often refer to floor painting with traditional wet colour than to the powder rangoli more conventional in South India.Some artists use the 3-D effect for borders alone, while others create complete designs using grains and beads entirely.One important point is that the entire pattern must be an unbroken line, with no gaps to be left anywhere for evil spirits to enter.Rangoli can be improvised into diverse visual art forms. For instance, it can be used to make elaborate images that look as if they were painted.We believe the below art forms of rangoli will give you a breathtaking inspiration for your next work.

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Anonymous's picture

All designs are very nice,I

All designs are very nice,I like it,thanks.

Anonymous's picture

Very delighted to see all

Very delighted to see all these colours. This truly a beautiful work of art which is unique to the Indian cluture.

Anonymous's picture

Cool so Cool love it .....

Cool so Cool love it .....

Anonymous's picture

Very colorful design.Like

Very colorful design.Like them.

Anonymous's picture

Nice... No more words to say.

Nice... No more words to say.

Anonymous's picture

hi all rangoli is very

hi all rangoli is very nice,,,,

Anonymous's picture

Wowww, Really superb... Good

Wowww, Really superb... Good Work

Anonymous's picture

wowwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very

wowwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
very nice,,,,,,,

Anonymous's picture

Really Amazing!!!

Really Amazing!!!

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