This is a 7 by 4 dots sangu kolam or shankh rangoli with dots wherein we draw only 3 sangu designs using the dot grid . The sangu patterns appear as if they are touching one another they have some common portions of some sides . Anyways a beautiful rangoli design. If you are looking for a small but challenging rangoli for New Year or Pongal this should fit the bill. This is because shankh rangoli can be challenging particularly you are somewhat new to this art and if you want to make it more challenging try drawing the sangu designs from one side without moving around the dot grid ! It is challenging and fun also to know how far we are able to visualise how patterns will look in various directions. Alternatively if you have little time move around and draw the patterns from the direction you are comfortable with.
Watch the pictures showing the central star pattern being drawn so that we can get an idea as to how it is drawn. Precisely for this reason I have added a number of pictures showing this step of the kolam. The steps involved in drawing the kolam cannot be explained through words . It is best followed by observing the pictures or by viewing the video .