This is a kolam or rangoli design (kolangal is the plural of kolam for those who are not aware ). It is birds kolam design. I have added very few colours infact some colourful lines inside the birds patterns to make it simple. The intermediate steps for this kolam design are shown below. The dot pattern is 9 to 1. After placing the dots, draw the petal like patterns at the centre and connect the dots as shown. In the second stage use the dots above to form a bird pattern using dots and some free hand designs. This kolam and the one below are quite simple can be drawn as simple Margazhi kolam with 9 dots.
The kolam in the images with a dot template of 9 to 1. As usual place the dot grid, Draw the outer swastik-like curved designs on the four corners. Then add the floral designs in the next stage. Now a few dots are left at the centre. Draw the design shown above. I have added two colours pink and blue to the plain design. A very easy and simple 9 dot kolam design. The two images showing the steps should of help if you have doubts in the steps involved in drawing the design in the image above.
The kolam on the left is of dot pattern 9 to 1 (straight dots or ner pulli). The dot template is placed with white kolam powder. The four outer flower-like designs are drawn. Then the patterns between them are drawn . The central floral design is drawn finally. Then the outer designs are connected to the central floral petals. Colours are used to get the image above. The two photos in black and white show two of the intermediate stages.
In a series of kolangal I published simple kolam with dots, pulli kolam designs, rangoli with 6 dots. Hence this post I would like to devote to 9 dots kolams aka kolangal.
The dot pattern is 9 dots to 1 ner pulli - a simple design with petals. Place the dots , start the outer design of petals completing all the four corners. Then the central flower is to be drawn. The remaining dots are also used to get some floral designs. A simple kolam that can be completed quickly.
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