Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year Kollams

Today’s kollams were larger and more colorful than ones I’d normally find in front of homes in my neighborhood. Although the designs varied, flowers seemed to be a common theme. I even saw one that had yellow cut flowers carefully placed on top of the design. Many of these large kollams had the New Years greeting on them, including a few in the native Tamil script.

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Pat said...

These kolams are beautiful, and from what I've learned from Wikipedia, are similar to certain Tibetan mandalas, which are created with colored sand, intricately done, then after a while, brushed away. Beautiful for a while, too.