One of the images (Kolam pattern on an Indigo dyed cloth) sent by Mr. Nagata.
Sun, 2010-08-08 22:49
This looks very nice printed on a cloth, Mr.Nagata.
I'll publish the rest of your images over the next few days.
Mon, 2010-08-09 00:38
nice to see a kolam design printed on a cloth...
Mon, 2010-08-09 01:25
very nice kolam printed on cloth. thanks for sharing
Mon, 2010-08-09 02:11
Nice print and it shows some message as 9 Goddesses but i can locate only 8 pair of eyes (if i am right). IF there is any message related to this print, i would like to know. Thanks for sharing this.
Mon, 2010-08-09 03:08
Veru nice print. I have seen a kolam like this in some website. Let me try to upload with kolam drawn on floor.
Mon, 2010-08-09 03:31
very nice to see a kolam design printed on a cloth thanks for sharing this with us.
Mon, 2010-08-09 07:18
Brindha, it is a formation of combining 9 small kolams like the 'navagrahas' we see in temples. May be,these are referred to as godessess.
Mon, 2010-08-09 11:38
Very nice on the cloth. I have seen this somewhere too.
Mon, 2010-08-09 12:52
Tue, 2010-08-10 03:36
Lovely - even I have seen this on some website and had copied it. Looked for it and just found it in one of my files. I am uploading it with a hope that Lata will publish it immediately. I have changed the look and am sure everyone will like it
Tue, 2010-08-10 05:34
I feel like trying this on the floor. Lovely.
Tue, 2010-08-10 17:22
Good idea and great execution. I partly agree with jayAjI's explanation. However, the structure of the outer patterns is quite different, except that they meet at the eyes. There are lots of local symmetry areas, but the global symmetry is low.
Regards! - mOhana
Tue, 2010-08-10 22:52
nice one, yes resembles the navagraha pattern. I think this motif is Mr.Nagata's favorite, we can get to see him making these in youtube.
Tue, 2011-09-06 16:45
hannya of Kokusai(Internationa In Japanese) traditional pattern Arts and Science Forum KASF from Japan
a lot of thanks all of you very much for your nice messages.
I am sorry not to understand some messages;
" but i can locate only 8 pair of eyes (if i am right)."
What do "eyes" means ? means "o-o" x8 ?
Is 'navagrahas' a name of one symmetric 3x3 Kolam or this combination Kolam of symmetric 3x3 ?
" I partly agree with jayAjI's explanation. However, the structure of the outer patterns is quite different, except that they meet at the eyes. "
There are lots of local symmetry areas, but the global symmetry is low."
I agree with you on the last opinion. We can not complete to make a global symmetrical Kolam using some local symmetrical and each-different Kolam.
I would like to note you that these 9 kolam are only 9 symmetric Kolam among huge kolam in 3x3( please don't draw any lines diagonally) , there is no other Kolam. So I call them as 9 Goddesses, you have.
If you agree with it, please assign the name of each Goddess to each symmetric pattern.especially to Swastika .
as Lakshmi ?
Some one wrote
" I have seen this on some website"
I would like to see it/them. Lata-san please show us it.
Appreciate your more comments I wait here Japan.
Wed, 2011-09-07 00:37
I looked at
and surprised with it that the formation/arrangement of 9 Kolam are the same. and each of the 9 is the same in orientation as mine. In my idea this arrangement is on a kind of symmetry groups but not on arbitrary. Also after arrangement of 9 kolam, I connected them to make a large loop Kolam, which is Swastika-like in style/formation.Each kolam has only one connection between one next.
She wrote that she had made this one long long ago.
Unbelievable match with mine has happened by the Goddesses ?.
Wed, 2014-12-17 22:56