Twisted, it is!!!
Rangoli - It's a traditional folk art of India known by various names in various parts of the country. It is considered auspicious and sacred by the Hindus. It's a sort of welcome to the dieties. It is considered to bring good luck. It's drawn with dry rice flour or rice batter and sometimes filled with natural colours from vermillion and turmeric too. Now, there are loads of chemical colours available.
It reminds me of Celtic knots. Don't you think? It hasn't come out perfectly well here, was trying it after several years. It was a kind of ritual to draw kolam (rangoli) as a child when I was in Bangalore on Tuesdays and esp Fridays. Back then it was a huge process as I remember it and the toughest part for me was to apply the dung on the ground which everyone else applied so easily and effortlessly, before drawing the kolam. Later I got the hang of it though. I was unwittingly reminding of rangolis as soon as I saw IF's topic for this week, 'Twisted'.
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