Mirror Kolam

Lata's picture

This is a mirror design dotted kolam. There is an outer frame and an inner frame. The dot count varies for the inner frame and the outer ones. The kolam has interlaced dot style, and is one of my favorite mirror designs. The bird beaks at the ends could be replaced by snakes tongue, if one wants. Smile Clicking on the blue button shows you how to draw.


ammuchandhini's picture

this is awesome latha...ur animation for this is very helpful to follow....so nice to see ur submission after a loooooooong gap ...

Rajusree's picture

This is a beautiful kolam n i like the centre design so much. The birdies looks so cute.

P.Veni's picture

Fantastic work, lata ,nice to see such mirror designs.( en kola animation tutorial edhirparkkiren)

jayamohan's picture

I too like the birds version. It reminds how sparrowsused to sit in front of the mirror and kothify its image! I don't see sparrows in Chennai at all!

sudhabalakrishnan's picture

wonderful lata, if done as a real frame will be a nice collection of antiques, wonderful giving the bridie effect looks great.

rajamma_2's picture

With Sona design you have created this wonderful mirror kolam,.Birdies are very very cute.Animation is an added bonus to this. Lata, after a loooong time seeing your creation!.

alameluranganath's picture

wow such a superb design no words to say. superb superb

vyjayanthi's picture

lata all your your kolam r awesome. this is one among them.

Padma Prakash's picture

Fantabulous and awesome Lata. Beautiful animation. Easy to follow and draw. I have a dream of creating an animation like this. I dont know when it comes true. Which course I have to undergo to learn this. Kindly help me out.

lakshmiraghu's picture

awesome creation it looks like a snake kolam this month 13th and 14th NAGA CHATHURTHI / GARUDA PANCHAMI this kolam matches for the occasions we can draw this in front of pooja room.

sjnt's picture

Lata, Centre and sides paarthaal padikkolam pol and inner design paarthaal pullikkolam pola irukku. Nice fusion. Sona drawings inspirationaa?

dibbutn's picture

Lata thanks a lot for this kolam... I am so happy to see it. Please keep posting more kolams from time to time dear. You can see from the comments so many are happy to see a kolam from u. Love this kolam, in a maroon background, white pulli, awesome pa.

subashini's picture

சாரைபாம்பு பின்னி பிணைவதைஇரண்டு நாட்களாக பேப்பரில் பார்த்தேன் .அது கண் முன்னே நெளிவதை உங்கள் கோலத்தில் பார்த்தேன் .நீண்ட நெடு நாட்களுக்கு பிறகு உங்கள் உங்கள் கோலம் பார்க்க மிகவும் சந்தோஷமாக இருக்கிறது.

subashini's picture

சாரைபாம்பு பின்னி பிணைவதைஇரண்டு நாட்களாக பேப்பரில் பார்த்தேன் .அது கண் முன்னே நெளிவதை உங்கள் கோலத்தில் பார்த்தேன் .நீண்ட நெடு நாட்களுக்கு பிறகு உங்கள் உங்கள் கோலம் பார்க்க மிகவும் சந்தோஷமாக இருக்கிறது.

brindhanagesh's picture

Very nicely done animation for a very nice design.

prabharangan's picture

wow wonderful. These type of dotted kolams will help children to improve their attention and concentration. It is easy to learn because of the animation and they will be benefited out of it.


jkmrao's picture

Beautiful animation! By the way, both the outer (7 x 2) and inner (5 x 2) basic designs are sona patterns. The outer one follows the design of my sona square except that the 90 deg rotated ones do not overlap as in my case. The inner design tracing is different from the outer sona, that is why we get the extra lines. I am not sure whether you intended the sona designs. I am very late in commenting. Congrats, rAjamMAjI for the sOnA finding Smile

Regards! - mOhana

jkmrao's picture

My earlier comments may be a bit confusing. Both the outer and inner designs have the sOna type of dots (7 x 2 and 5 x 2, both relatively prime). For the outer one, the connections too are sOna-like, but not for the inner ones.

Regards! - mOhana

judelined's picture

I prefer to look at this kolam at chittu kuruvis (instead of snakes - sending shivers down my spine after last night).. Lovely animation of a pretty kolam Lata - happy to see one after ages. Glad you are able to find time to make this for us once in a while (wonder when Anita is going to find some time to teach me how to make one - sigh!!)..

judelined's picture

Jaya there are two places (one in MMDA near the market by our place) and another near Kodambakkam where there two trees that are infested with chittu kuruvis. Every evening by about 5 all of them start making such a big noise (must be atleast minimum 50 on each tree) before they settle down for the night. Wonder if I will be able to get a snap of this soon. In fact I have a snap of one sole sparrow when we visited Jaipur on 2009 - I will upload that snap in the cafe column as soon as I find it Smile

Lata's picture

Thanks everyone.
Ms.Prabha, I try to animate most of what I make for the same purpose that you had mentioned. Glad you enjoyed it.
Mohanaji, yes, the inner closed triangular stroke is the extra and different from the rest of the strokes. I got this design from one of the tamil magazine papers that my mom had given me 4 years ago. I don’t know the magazine name, but the name of the kolam was given as “Kannadi kolam” (mirror kolam), and the tag line mentioned that women used this design in kolam competitions.
Judy, thanks, I'm sure you won't take long to make one. Smile

Vinci's picture

Enjoyable experience to see the animation. And finally popping up of birds.. Awesome..Love to copy and paste your open jaws here.
My little angel is amused to see the growing lines..

Vasi's picture

Very nice and beautiful kolam.Nicely created.I like it very much.
Thank you for your immediate response guiding me how to upload kolams further..

Pragaya's picture

The kolam is very nice, especially the popping up of the birds. Excellent background.

umakannan's picture

hey its great

kameswari's picture

Beautiful kolam and animation is too good to follow.

vijaysowmya's picture

Awesome kolam ...this is also in my pending list of kolams:)

vijaysowmya's picture

Still unable to get that symmetry right. Sad :O

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