Are there any themes in kolams?
Indeed! Just like any other art forms, kolams have many themes which keep changing according to the seasons and occasions. A flower with leaves and vines running around it would conform to the natural theme, while fluttering butterflies would belong to the insects theme. There are nautical kolams, and charriot kolams for the different religious festivals or holidays like Diwali, Pongal or Sankranti, Pookolam for Onam, and Bells and bows with Santa for Christmas. There are kolams for every day of the week. There are kolams drawn with figures of the different deities/gods and goddesses.