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Spectacular Rangoli Designs Made from Naturally Colored Rice and Flour Pop Up in India

by , 06/30/14
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Rangoli, Indian street Art, colored Flour, colored Sand, natural dyes, folk-art tradition, Indian festivals, good luck, for celebrations, green materials, art

The Rangoli motives fill the streets of India during the DiwaliOnam and Pongal festivals but also during weddings and special gatherings. A millenary practice, the Rangolis are traditionally made by women, who pass on their knowledge from generation to generation. Sacred and ancient, the different designs reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area.

Related: Artist Kathy Klein Creates Amazing Mandalas with Flowers and Seeds

The base material is made from dry granulated rice or flour naturally dyed using indoor (vermilion) and haldi (turmeric), among other ingredients. But sand, petals and flowers are also included with awe-inspiring results. These stunning, detailed and heavenly designs are definitely a must-see for anyone visiting India.

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Via My Modern Met

Photos by Ghost in the machine

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