Margazhi kolam designs
Rangoli stencil available in the market has been used to get the central design. Place the stencil on the floor and using white powder fill up the stencil to get the central design. After removing the stencil draw a free hand border with two parallel lines drawn simultaneously. Around the border add four parallel line motifs on the sides and in the gaps - different patterns for sides and the gaps - are drawn. The kolamcan be stopped this stage. However I wanted to improve on it but make it simple. So I added I used just one colour, green to get the design at the top. The green colour lines are added as shown between the white lines or parallel to the white lines. They are also added to the central stencil design. One more combination of stencil and kolam is ready. A simple but different type of design. This combination has been used in Rangoli - special designs and special designs with stencil. The patterns chosen for the free hand part of the kolam should as far as possible match the design taken from the stencil There are 12 kolam below for Margazhi.2012 I liked kolam 9, 7, 5 and 4 and 3. Hope you like all of them!! Please remember to like my Facebook page Rangoli sans dots.
Colourful free hand Margazhi kolam
The central kolam design is with geometric shapes like triangles, hexagaon etc. A design similar to this has already been used by me for Vijayadasami rangoli. However the colours used in this are different as is also the final design. Start with two inverted triangles to form a star like design. From the edges add more triangles and other geometric patterns. Complete it with white and pink designs on the outside. The colours chosen for the inside of the kolam - shades of yellow and blue and red for the triangles give a beautiful effect to the kolam design.
Free hand kolam for Margazhi
The rangoli with dots on the left is of 11 dots to 1 dot pattern. (You should believe it!). This is similar to the rangoli on the top which is a freehand rangoli that has been already in Rangoli-sans-dots.
(Update: I would like to upload colourful free hand rangoli for Holi and Diwali 2013!)