Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Pongal 2012

Boiling pot and door, originally uploaded by melissaenderle.

Tamils all over the world are celebrating the harvest festival of Pongal today. Although kolams (designs made out of rice flour) are typically made in front of Tamil homes, the ones on special occasions such as this are made from colored powder. This kolam, depicting the boiling pot of plenty, sugar cane, coconut, bananas, and other harvest items is not the typical one employing radial symmetry, but I felt it portrayed the harvest festival theme very well.

1 comment:

Bibi said...

That is beautiful. I remember kolams and have a kolam sticker on my door...I was afraid the cleaning lady would accidentally remove it from the hall floor....