kolam designsThis post will have a pot-pourri of kolam designs, kolam without dots(kolam-sans-dots), using single line, two parallel lines, kolam with dots, and those that can be drawn with dots and free hand that may be useful particularly for Margazhi kolams (There are many such designs that belong to this category particularly when the number of dots is less than 15 ).
kolam design free hand floral pattern
kolam with rose buds
The kolam on the right has rose as a theme. A simple design that can be drawn free hand or using a 5 by 5 dot template. Draw the square (or rhombus). Use the dots inside to get the floral petals and the stalks of the roses. Use the dots outside (there will be three ) to get the leaf designs and around the remaining dot draw the roses to get this rose kolam design. Finally add some simple motifs with white rangoli powder.
The next one on the top is also a rose kolam design but with the dot pattern 6 by 6. Rose buds have been drawn. Start from one corner, draw the stalk and the leaves and finally complete the rose buds. Red rose buds have been drawn in this kolam design. The images in black and white show the kolam at the beginning and at an intermediate stage before addition of colours. This may give an idea as to how to proceed with this kolam.