Especially during the harvest season, you’ll see many women making kolams outside their homes in the morning. Kolams are beautiful patterns made from rice flour. Besides for decoration purposes it was a way to feed birds and critters. A way to honor that all life is sacred and a tribute to harmonious co-existence.
During our recent meditation retreat I captured this lady decorating the area in from of the hotel lobby one morning in Swamimalai, South India. Walking around a village in Tamil Nadu in the morning you’ll see many ladies making kolams, from simple designs to stunning elaborate multi-colored patterns.