It was my first time dressing up in Indian costume and playing with rangoli* to celebrate Deepavali. Our workplace organized a rangoli competition and we decided to take part. It was funny how we formed the team of 5, none of us being Indian. We had no clue what we had to do!
Fortunately we got some help from other colleagues. Even though we didn’t win, it was a great experience!
Since the photos are colourful, I opted for neutral papers to go with them.
- Papers from Studio Calico Yearbook, My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist, Pink Paislee Portfolio, Crate Paper Neighbourhood
- Alphabets from KI Memories, Authentique
- Washi tape from my stash
*Rangoli, also known as kolam, is a folk art fro m India. Rangoli are decorative designs made on living room and courtyard floors during Hindu festivals typically consisting of bright colors. They are meant to be sacred welcoming areas for the Hindu deities. The ancient symbols have been passed down through the ages, from each generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive. The patterns are typically created with materials including colored rice, dry flour, (colored) sand or even flower petals.