iKolam is a website dedicated primarily to the art of kolams and rangolis.

Kolam is an ancient folk art. It is hand drawn at the main entrance to a home, in most parts of South India, and in some South-asian countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. The traditional medium used to make a kolam is rice flour. Other synthetic white powders and dyes are also used to make kolams.

We, at iKolam were the first to demonstrate the drawing of a kolam, via digital animations, in 2003. Since then, we have built a strong community of kolam artists and fans from around the world. We conduct many contests several times an year, and publish members' rangolis on a daily basis.

Rangolis

Animated tutorials

Crafts

Photos

Rangoli of the day

We're happy to announce the Diwali rangoli contest results:

First place is shared by two contestants - Anu Prasad and Smriti Jain.
Second place - Chitra Nair.
Anu Prasad - for her Sanskarbarati rangoli

Smriti Jain - for her pair of chit-chatting peacocks

Chitra Nair - for her rendering of a couple with a peacock

Thank you participants for your participation and enthusiasm! Thank you judges for taking on the responsibility of doing the tough job of judging! We thank all our members for the efforts, encouragement, and comments.

Amritsar, India
Start Date: November 5, 2014

Festivals and Special Events : Guru Nanak Jayanthi

The San Mateo Harvest Festival, one of the largest indoor arts and crafts shows on the West Coast, is headed to the San Mateo Event Center November 14-16. The event will offer over 24,000 American handmade arts and crafts, including original art, jewelry, pottery, clothing, specialty foods, photography, home decor and more.

Don't miss the chance to get a jump on all your holiday shopping at the San Mateo Harvest Festival! For tickets and additional information, visit...

THE CALIFORNIA HOME, GARDEN & DESIGN SHOW
OCTOBER 24, 25 & 26, 2014 - FREE ADMISSION

Friday 12pm - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA

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