Kolam Podu and Win an Utppalakshi Saree Contest – TOP 5

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And…. here’s our Top 5! CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

Does a Kolam make you want to turn around and look at its details? That has been the criteria for the top 5. A large Kolam isn’t necessarily the most beautiful. A complicated Kolam, while intimidating, doesn’t necessarily have to be beautiful… 

It’s one thing to appreciate the complexity in thinking and execution, but another to actually enjoy it. Kolams are meant to make people happy. Design principles used in this art form are typically repetition, symmetry, balance etc, while certain Kolams make you feel a sense of familiarity because we have seen these designs before…. here are some Kolams I found different and unique. 

It is beautiful that negative space has been used. It is beautiful that simplicity has been embraced. I have chosen 2 tough ones for the sheer complexity in design and execution, however, I lean more towards simple, pleasant and aesthetically appealing ones… 

Ofcourse the basic criteria for selection are listed below. 

  1. Correctness – Conforming to the Rules of Sikku Kolams.
  2. Creativity displayed – How the design has been created/ drawn.
  3. Technique used – I have been easy on quality of Ezhai to encourage and motivate better design development.
  4. Design Principles used to create final design – Is it the same design getting repeated, or is there an interesting pattern put together, using multiple elements?
  5. Overall aesthetic appeal

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