Rangoli Designs

Rangoli is an Indian folk art drawn on the floor with rangoli powders or paste. Rangoli is regionally known as Kolam, in Tamilnadu, Muggulu in Andhrapradesh, and Rangavalli in Karnataka. There are hundreds of rangoli designs in iKolam.com, created by members from all over the world.

Hi all, This is the kolam that I put for my parents' Shashtiabthapoorthi. It is a bit smudged...still wanted to share with all of you... Cheers Sowmya
The next three possibiliites for the borders are given in this picture: (5) a horizontal mirror reflection, (6) A vertical mirror and a glide (reflection in the horizontal plane followed by a translational movement along the border), and, (7) vertical and horizontal mirrors (this automatically creates a a80 deg rotation). These seven and only seven possibilities are called frieze groups. Depending upon the response, I will give more explanations if necessary. Regards! - mOhana
There are so many border rangOlis I see nowadays. This one and the next one in this series explains the mathematical order in the borders. Borders are basically one dimensional. Only two-fold rotations (180 degree rotations) are considered herein. Vertical and horizontal mirrors are also considered. Also translations, that is, movements along the border length after a reflection in the horizontal mirror are also considered. Such movements after a reflection are called glides. In this picture, four are considered - (1) No symmetry, (2) a glide (reflection followed by translation, i.e., movement along the border direction), (3) A two-fold rotation (180 deg rotation), (4) vertical mirror. Regards! - mOhana
21(5times)- 17(2)- 9(4)- 5(2), straight line dots..I did this kolam at temple when I was in India.
Pictures taken during 5th grade Open house.
Mr. Margetson's 5th grade class
Mr. Margetson's class Top left: Vaidehi Top middle: Maryam Down center: Jasper
Dilworth School
Drawn by William Chao.
1st row (top): Pransu, Neha 2nd row : Emily, Rena
Left" Gautham
2nd row, right: Enes
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