Rangoli is an art form originating in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or a tabletop using materials such as powdered limestone, red ochre, dry rice flour, coloured sand, quartz powder, flower petals, and coloured rocks. It is an everyday practice in Hindu households, however, the colours are preferred during festivals and other important celebrations as it is time-consuming. Rangoli are usually made during Diwali or Tihar, Onam, Pongal, Sankranthi and other Hindu festivals in the Indian subcontinent, and are most often made during Diwali. Designs are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive. ( Macnabb Cambell, James (1884). Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Dháwár. Government Central Press)
There is an opportunity to show off your creativity through Rangoli, register now for Upper Hutt 2021 Rangoli Competition!
The top two winners will be recognized and certificates presented at the upcoming event of the Upper Hutt Diwali Celebration (October 30th). They also have the opportunity to work with UH Multicultural Councils on a “Rongali an expression of creativity” project.
An opportunity to participate in groups or individuals to enjoy the fun and laughter while preserving the culture of creativity & colours.
Please click the link below to Register.
The link is https://forms.gle/wEToN71MQhb1xPXC7