WIP 2 : Mindmap

I have chosen to do Rangoli as the striking visuals of the art form really appeal to me and I feel that because there aren’t many infographics on this art-form, it would be a good challenge.

For those of you who may not know Rangoli it is the traditional Indian decoration and patterns  drawn onto the ground, usually in chalk or colored powder and embellished with sand, rice, candles or flower petals. Rangoli is a Sanskrit word, signifying a creative expression of art by using colors and shapes. In ancient times, beautiful rangoli patterns and designs were made on the entrances of Indian homes for aesthetic purposes and to welcome  guests. Besides a creative expression of art, they were also considered a symbol of good-luck. Designs are composed of geometric and curvilinear patterns, usually derived from nature. After the Rangoli is complete, the image is simply allowed to blow away with the wind – serving as a metaphor for the impermanence of life, Savoor 2010.

Here are a few images of the art form

best-rangoli-designs-6 Rangoli-for-Holi rangoli-designs-pattern

I have created a mindmap in order to organise my ideas

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References:

http://www.diwalifestival.org/the-tradition-of-rangoli.html

https://rangolibygowrisavoor.wordpress.com/public-rangoli-2/

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