Rangoli by Anuradha Ananth
Discovering the Art of Indian Decoration

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Every morning Ajji’s village is decorated with rangolis - special patterns made usually from rice flour and sugar or materials such as cereals, pulses, grains, sand or beads. Dots, lines, flower designs, on the ground on the wall, everywhere. Food for ants, beautiful to look at and fun for birds, dogs and children. This delightful book makes a wonderful introduction to the art of rangoli and the illustrations carry the exuberance of these earthy patterns.
The book includes a spread at the back on how to make your own rangolis.

Rangoli is one of the most popular art forms in India. It is also known in different parts of the country as muggu, kolam and alpona. The motifs used are usually taken from nature or geometric patterns. Rangolis are particular popular around festivals such as diwali - the Hindu festival of light.
With simple text and charming illustrations, this book is suitable for young children as an introduction to rangoli.

About Anuradha Ananth

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Anuradha Ananth has always loved books. She works as a presenter and senior producer with the SS Music television channel in Chennai. Shailja Jain is a freelance illustrator, animator and graphic designer. She loves dogs and trees and cyles round Pune, in India, sketching.
Published August 23, 2011 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 24 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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In the courtyard, she sees a large design of wavy lines enclosed in squares.

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