KOLAM - CUSHION COVER (Sold as a single pc.)
KOLAM OR RANGOLI OR MUGGULU IS WHAT WELCOMES YOU INTO MOST INDIAN HOUSEHOLDS AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE HOUSE. HOW ABOUT MAKING THIS A PERMANENT FEATURE IN YOUR HOME DECOR AND BRING IN A FESTIVE CHEER? KOLAM KONDAATTAM IN THE FORM OF HANDPAINTED KOLAM CUSHION COVERS FOR YOUR HOMES THIS FESTIVE SEASON. LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN!
We work with Handlooms & all our products are Handcrafted with love by our talented artisans & masters. Since our making process is entirely by hand, slight aberrations in textile, printing, painting, embroidery and sewing are bound to happen and cannot be considered as “damaged.” No two pieces will be alike in anything Handmade & that makes each piece unique.
While we photograph only in natural light and try our best to make sure that the colours shown on our website are accurate, actual colours may vary a little. The precise colour of the product may vary due to colour variability in computers, laptops, screen monitors, mobiles, tablets and or other devices screen peculiarities or resolution. We try to give as many colour choices as possible per design & give you actual product swatches as colour options on our website. Please be aware that we will not be responsible if the colour is not what you expected it to be at the time of purchase. Because all our products are custom made and cannot be returned for reasons of colour, please make sure that you understand that colour variations are possible from our photography of the actual products.
We share our standard size chart for all our products on our website. All our stitched products come with extra margin & stitches should you need to alter this. We also offer unstitched fabric with artwork appliqued for most of our designs as an option. We stitch as per your unique order that is a combination of Design, Fabric, Colour, Sleeves or Sleeveless so it is a custom made for you & cannot be returned for reasons of wrong size.
Care for Fabrics:
- Preferably always dry clean. Or, gentle hand wash in cold water.
- Do not machine wash.
- Do not soak in water.
- Always dry in shade.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/embroidery/screen printing.
- Always iron the painting/embroidery/screen printing inside out.
Care for all other Materials:
- Preferably always gentle clean with a dry wipe.
- Do not soak in water.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/screen printing.
Kolam also known as Muggu or Muggulu or Rangavalli Muggu or Tharai Aalangaram is a form of traditional decorative art that is drawn by using rice flour (kolapodi) or rice paste (kolamaavu) as per age old conventions. It is also drawn using white stone powder, chalk or chalk powder, often along with natural or synthetic color powders. Its origin is believed to be from ancient Tamil Nadu or Tamizhagam.
A Kolam/Muggu is a geometrical line drawing composed of straight lines (kodu), curves (Neli) and loops (Sikku), drawn around a grid pattern of dots (pulli). Kolam’s regional variants in India are known by different names ; Rangoli in Maharashtra, Aripan in Mithila, Chita/Jhoti/Alpona in Eastern states. A Kolam is not as flamboyant as its other Indian contemporary, Rangoli, which is extremely colourful, a South Indian Kolam is all about symmetry, precision, and complexity.
Kolams/Muggulu are thought to bring prosperity to homes. At millions of households in Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, every day early morning during the break of dawn, women draw Kolams in front of their home entrance on a flat surface of the ground with white rice flour. Each morning before sunrise, the front entrance of the house, or wherever the Kolam may be drawn, is swept clean, sprinkled with water thereby making for a flat surface. The kolams are generally drawn while the surface is still damp so the design will hold better. Occasionally, cow dung is also used to wax the floors. In some cultures, cow dung is believed to have antiseptic properties and hence provides a literal threshold of protection for the home. It also provides contrast with the white powder.
Decoration is not the main purpose of a Kolam. In olden days, kolams/muggulu were drawn in coarse rice flour, so the ants would not have to walk too far or too long for a meal. The rice powder also invites birds and other small creatures to eat it, thus welcoming other beings into one's home and everyday life: a daily tribute to harmonious co-existence. It is a sign of invitation to welcome all into the home, including Maa Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity and wealth. The patterns range between geometric and mathematical line drawings around a matrix of dots to free form art work and closed shapes. Folklore has evolved to mandate that the lines must be completed so as to symbolically prevent evil spirits from entering the inside of the shapes, and thus preventing from entering the inside of homes.More complex Kolams are drawn and colors are often added during festival days, holiday occasions and special events. It is a matter of pride to be able to draw large complicated patterns without lifting the hand off the floor or standing up in between.
Paying tribute to this complex art form in this month that celebrates the onset of festivals अबnoरmal ishtyle!
Presenting “Kolam” to bring festive cheer into your homes. Completely free hand painted Kolam cushions - 5 everyday Kolams in white mimicking the rice paste on 5 different color bases.
Material: Pure cotton in 5 shades - Red, Peach, Pale Blue, Sky Blue & Mustard Yellow shades.
Please note that colours and tones shown here are as close to the original as possible. Small variations may occur due to light, individual screen peculiarities or resolution.
Free shipping anywhere in India for orders over INR 4000.
International shipping will be charged on actuals.
Size: Standard 16” square cushion
Delivery: This limited edition cushion cover will be dispatched within a week of confirmed order with payment.