10 kolam ideas for Deepavali


Text: Adibah Isa

Decorate your space with kolam, an Indian folk art just in time for Deepavali

A feast for the senses, Deepavali's light shines through the festival's touchpoints — the embellishments from sarees, the subtle strobe from that awesome Fenty highlight as well as the tea lights adorning a gorgeous kolam design. Made with rice flour, coloured rice, coloured sand, chalk powder and in some cases, flower petals, this traditional Indian folk art often depicts symbols such as the lotus flower, mango, fish and birds of paradise: Peacocks, parrots and swans. Whether you celebrate Deepavali yourself and want to introduce more colour into your living space, scroll our gallery above for some inspiration.


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