As a Malaysian, we’re no strangers to Kolam. We see it every year during Deepavali and for us personally, we’ve even tried making one with our Indian friends!
Kolam, which means “beauty” is an art form originated in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or other flat surfaces using powdered limestone, red ochre, dry rice flour or other coloured sand and rocks.
While it serves as a decoration and also to welcome guests into our homes, the powdered calcite, limestone or grain powders also deters insects from entering the house.
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Recently, a Malaysian rangoli artist, Bala Murughan from Kuala Lumpur has created a record in and has secured a place in the Malaysia Book of Records for the “most number of Rangoli kolam art in a day by an individual.”
On January 21st, he made a whopping 36 colourful Rangoli kolams in one day. Yes, THIRTY SIX!
And they’re very beautiful kolams too, not just the simple ones!
What an impressive achievement Bala! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat