Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mylapore Festival - Kolam Contest

On Sunday I attended the kolam contest at the Mylapore Festival. This annual event (which I attended last year as well) invites participants to transform a square section of pavement into a beautiful design using only white rice flour. Most of the designs employed symmetry (particularly radial symmetry), but a few such as the peacock below deviated from tradition. Onlookers, comprised of locals and a few tourists, watched participants ranging from young girls to grannies showcasing their best design. Upon completion, people had a chance to vote for their favorite kolam. Which would you pick?

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