Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala


Kolamezhuthu or Rangoli is prevalent among the Tamil Brahmins of Kerala. Women in the family draw “kolam” using rice flour in the front yard of the house every morning. The objective of the “Kolam” is to welcome the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. The more important among the Kolams are Sripothikkolam and Nalumoolakkolam. It is surprising that women untrained in the art of painting are able to draw beautiful geometrical forms effortlessly in their front yards.

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