Thursday, October 23, 2014

“I was always fascinated with rangoli designs and I really...

“I was always fascinated with rangoli designs and I really wanted to try it out,” says Kuala Lumpur artist Haris Rashid (@harisrashid) reflecting on the experience of creating his first rangoli for a local shopping mall during the annual Hindu holiday of Diwali (or Deepavali), which is observed this week. Many who celebrate the holiday create rangoli with colored rice, flower petals, and other materials on streets and the floors inside homes to bring good luck, and is an essential decorative tradition for this festival of lights. For this particular project, Haris extensively researched the art form and even colored his own rice. “I wanted to make something unique while still keeping the vibe of Deepavali, so I chose a peacock and incorporated my artistic style. It took me three days to finish, but it was a lot of fun!” For more rangoli photos and videos, browse the #rangoli hashtag.

Photo by @harisrashid by instagram

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