- Arts and Design
Kolam - South Indian Floor Drawing - 3
In some of my earlier hubs, I introduced some traditional floor drawings known as kolams. Those kolams were drawn based on dots in specific grid patterns as guides. Kolams can also be drawn guided by rectangular arrays of crosses. These patterns are based on simple modular patterns and are drawn with four crosses. By repeating the module, the kolam can be expanded indefinitely.
Extending the Kolam Pattern
The Kolam pattern shown below was drawn on a 6 X 6 array of crosses. The module has been repeated 9 times. However there is no limit for the growth of this pattern. This Kolam is named as "Thirukkulam", which means "Holy pond" in Tamil language.
Method of drawing another simple module is shown below. Unlike the first on this pattern uses curved lines to connect the crosses.