Melissa Enderle's travelblog on her travels to Mali, Tunisia, Serbia, Eastern Europe, India, and South Korea.
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?