Butterfly kolam with dots step by step

Buttterfly kolam rangoli | 9 pulli 1 varisai 

Four colourful butterflies in this kolam also called Pattampoochi kolam in Tamil , created by me 
The images will give the step by step procedure.  If you are looking for a medium sized kolam for Pongal this may be suitable.





12 to 2 dots rangoli | 12 dot rangoli

A suitable kolam for New Year ,medium sized design that can be filled with beautiful colours.

I have stopped at the white rangoli step .


First place two rows of 12 dots


Then ten to two dots on either side


Marking the edges of the wings on the butterfly wings by connecting the dots makes it easy for us to draw the kolam quickly


Next the thorax of the butterfly ( you guessed it right , I studied Biology !)

Another step in this kolam


The next two images show the creation of the wings by connecting the dots


Next comes the neck and antennae , these are drawn free hand because they form outside the dot pattern.  If required we can have a suitable dot pattern that can accommodate the head and / or antennae also , that will result in a lot of extra dots and we will have to convert them into patterns

The few dots at the centre are converted into a design


Some decorations inside the wings are also welcome !


Called pattampoochi in Tamil and sitakoka chiluka in Telugu  along with the peacock the most popular for creating beautiful designs in rangoli or muggulu for various festivals and occasions.

 9 dots pattampoochi kolam ( பட்டாம்பூச்சி  கோலம்  ) | titli rangoli designs with dots for Diwali | seethakoka chilaka muggulu ( సీతాకోక చిలుక ) for Sankranthi 

The dot pattern is 9 dots 2 rows ,  then upto 1 - ner pulli.  The images show the step by step procedure.  Butterfly muggulu are very beautiful because we can add bright colours also.
These rangolies are drawn for festivals like Deepavali, New Year and Sankranti.  

The first few images show how the first butterfly is drawn.  The head , thorax and antennae are drawn first (  borrowed from zoology !)  .


Then the mutli layered wings are drawn


One butterfly is complete

Draw the next design so that one faces the other


Complete with shading .  I have used white we can use any colour or a combination of colours.  Of course a small flower at the centre to make the art complete.


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