So as i mentioned in a previous post, Hindu Indian women get up around 4 or five in the morning and make these drawings outside the entrances to their homes. It is considered to be bad luck to repeat the exact same kolam pattern within a 30-day period.

They then proceed to do all their housework including some very complex cooking processes so that by round about 10 in the morning when it starts to get hot, they can take things easy…but only for the “wealthier” women. For the others after household duties they would then go on to labour in the fields.

for more Hindu chalk drawings click here

…and i leave you with this sage piece of wisdom from a “how to draw a kolam” website:
“Don’t be discouraged by ants or small rodents that start eating the rice flour, therefore ruining the design of the kolam. The purpose of the kolam is to welcome everyone into your home, so simply start anew every morning with a new kolam.”

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