This rangoli is a simple but striking design. The white elements of the design are made with dessicated coconut, which just shows what a little creativity can do!
In some areas of India, rangoli are made only with white powder, relying on their design for impact. This lovely design certainly has impact! The powder lines are made by dropping the powder through the fingers in a sort of pinching movement.
This rangoli design has been layed out and outlined with traditional white rangoli powder, filled with coloured powders - in some areas piled high for texture. In the centre sits a beautiful oil lamp, ready to be lit.
Not all rangoli are in simple rounded shapes. This one is a striking rangoli design in the shape of Ganesh or Ganesha, the elephant god. It is made of traditional rangoli powders in pretty, striking colours.
This is just one of a series of photographic posters of beautiful rangoli designs. This one is a traditional circular, radiating design made of colourful flower petals. Imagine how lovely it must smell!
This poster shows a traditional way to welcome visitors and family - and the goddess Lakshmi of good fortune - into the home at Diwali. It shows a pretty rangoli design on the floor and an arrangement of lit diya oil lamps.
This poster shows a huge pile of simple clay diya, waiting to be laid out around the entrance of the home and in the windows to bring welcome and light during the Hindu festival of light, Diwali.
A silver tray filled with simple oil lamps creates a stunning display for Diwali, lighting up the area to welcome in the goddess Laskshmi. This is a lovely poster for display at Diwali, or to use as a discussion topic.
This pretty painted diya is in traditional, bright Indian colours with a traditional design. It's ready to be filled with oil and lit for the Diwali festivities.