South Indian Floor Drawing - 5

In South Indian Floor Drawing -4, we drew a simple kolam which contained 9 separate closed loop. In this hub we can see how the same kolam can become a bit complicated.

Fig. 1 and Fig. 2
Fig. 1 and Fig. 2

Fig. 1 above shows the kolam which we drew in the hub "South Indian Floor Drawing - 4". except two loops, one circle and a square loop, other portions have been grayed. The two loops shown white in this figure, can be connected together to make one single loopmas shown in the figure 2.

Fig. 3 and Fig. 4
Fig. 3 and Fig. 4

 There are 4 sets of circle and square loops in this kolam and these can be connected in the same way as shown in the figure 2. However the connections can result in two different layouts. Figures 3 and 4 shows these two options.

Fig. 5 and Fig. 6
Fig. 5 and Fig. 6

 Fig. 5 and Fig. 6 show the full Kolam pattern with the peripheral loop also incorporated in the pattern shoon in Fig. 3 and 4.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Kolam patterns shown in Fig. 5 and 6 have been acheived by connecting small circles with the squre loops. Small circles can be connected to the peripheral loop also. Fig. 7 on the right side highlights the peripheral loop and the small circles.

Fig. 8 and Fig. 9
Fig. 8 and Fig. 9

 Fig. 8 and 9 show two ways of connecting small circles to the peripheral loop.

Fig. 10 and Fig. 11
Fig. 10 and Fig. 11

 Fig. 10 and 11 shows the completed kolam patterns with the square loops also in place.

Fig. 12 and Fig. 13
Fig. 12 and Fig. 13

These patterns can be further developed in complexity by connecting the remaining loops together. In the Fig. 12 and the Fig. 13 the red dots indicate the locations where further connections can be made.

Fig. 14 and Fig. 15
Fig. 14 and Fig. 15

 Fig. 14 and 15 show the kolam patterns with all the possible connections made. All separate loops have been connected and the patterns now have one loops each. This mees the patterns can be drawn with a single line.

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artrush73 7 years ago

Very interesting :)


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Rmnathan 7 years ago from Sharjah Author

Thanks, Artrush73.


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Paraglider 7 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Greetings - good to see another in this series. They are restful to look at.


stessily 4 years ago

Rmnathan, Your series of kolam patterns is greatly appreciated. This is an artform which promotes awe and peace, in the artist and in the observers.

Thank you for sharing.


Priyanka Nandy 4 years ago

I want to apply this kind of small Kolams on Sharee,So I want to see more Design.


viviane 3 years ago

hello I love your kolams I am a french little girl but I speak english a little and my mother writes the letter

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