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Rangoli: Independence Day
Rangoli: A pattern with SrI ( శ్రీ )
Rangoli: Happy Fourth of July!
Rangoli: Happy birthday rAjammA!
Rangoli: Freehand OM collage
Rangoli: Four OMs Dotted
Rangoli: Dances of the crabs

Crab is one of the delicacies, they say, in our area. The fishing economy of Chesapeake bay depends on the blue crabs. Here is a collage of dancing crabs. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Dance of the starfish

Here are the most interesting creatures in high fives and sixes Smile Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Goldfish chikkukOlam

I don't think there are many children who did not have goldfish at one time or other. Here are some goldfish as chikku kOlam Smile

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: More symphony of the seahorses

Here are seahorses as ordered borders. I have discussed the frieze patterns and their symmetries earlier (in http://www.ikolam.com/node/20267 and many more). Enjoy the symphonic dances of the seahorses. Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Symphony of seahorses - Let us go on a cruise

Here is a symphony of seahorses. There are four patterns with three types of seahorses. The background is blue simulating seawater. Enjoy! Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Dance of the octopus

Even though some octopuses are poisonous, quite a few, it seems, are edible. These, like human beings, have bilateral (left-right) symmetry. For details about these, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus . In the meanwhile enjoy the dance of the octopuses.

Rangoli: The first incarnation

A cruise on a ship will always result in an encounter with various species of fish. The fish is also the first incarnation of vishNu. Here is a pattern that I worked in 1992, much before the computer era with paper and pencil. I made it a bit brighter adding a pale blue colour. This covers the whole space without any gaps left. Escher is a great artist who popularised this type of art. Enjoy the tessellation of fish. Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: muggu

Th telugu word for rangOli or kOlam is muggu. There is literary evidence for the decoration of households with muggu even in the 14th century. That is why I beg to disagree with a recent essay in American Scientit saying that these patterns originated in the 18th or the 19th century. Here is a pattern that is made of the word muggu ( ముగ్గు ). Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

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