Small rangoli kolam designs with colours

 The first image shows  basic and simple freehand  kolam from common star rangoli

Tradition has it that the  star shaped design is drawn with two lines.  Petals are drawn along the edges of the star pattern.

  The gaps between are filled with floral petals and the rangoli is filled  colours to get the design shown below.  

 A simple but attractive rangoli.  Can be drawn in double quick time.

The lotus, is widely used in  freehand rangolis.  No wonder I have also used them in Rangoli-sans-dots at the centre of a rangoli or on the periphery.

 The lotus has been a religious symbol in India and one  can  find them  in religious places like temples.   
The lotus in particular has been associated with  many Gods and  Puranic tales. Some freehand designs have been added between the petals. 

 Complete the rangoli with bright  colours. The motifs chosen should match the floral design at the centre.
This post is a " collection " of simple, cute and beautiful (!) rangoli designs.  We can choose nine from these and use one for each day of Navratri

to make the celebration more attractive and grander or for that matter have a simple colourful rangoli for Diwali.

 However, traditionally, in parts of India, rangoli are drawn at the entrance daily and are filled with colours rangoli powder of various colours or left plain and white 

 Filling of rangoli with various colours is an art and needs some practice so that one colour does not spill on to another.  

If one has the patience, the rangoli can be drawn and the colours filled.  Usually, for drawing a rangoli and filling it with colours

 and completing the design one will need between 15 minutes and one hour depending upon the design, the method of colouring chosen.

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The rangoli / muggu above has a central circular design.  Four simple geometric patterns evolve from the circle.  Above these flower designs with four petals each are drawn.  Also a petal or leaf design is drawn between any two flowers.  It is  is completed with a border surrounding all these. 

 On the inside of the border  blue and orange lines are drawn parallel to the white line. The circle at the centre has a 8 petal design at the centre. I have not filled the gaps and treated it as completed at the level shown in the image above.

Instead  of filling up the inside with colours as is usually done,  I have drawn parallel lines with different colours hence the time taken to complete is relatively  less. The motifs or patterns surrounding the centre were thought of as the muggu / rangoli  developed. 

 This is usually the case in any free hand design.  We have some idea and the design develops as we draw the rangoli.  Then it is filled with some colours on the periphery to save time and  and also to give a different appearance to the image.

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