Photographer's Note

1) About The Photo

Photo shoot in a shopping mall, this is the classical decoration make on the floor at Deepavali. The artificial flowers should replace by lamps or lights if the decoration is home-made.

Prominent in many cultures, the peacock has been used in numerous iconic representations, including being designated the national bird of India in 1963, many Hindu deities are associated with the bird too.

Just too many festivals and celebrations along this two months at Malaysia. Thought I can return back to my architectures' photos after this.

Workshop Photo 1 : The material

Workshop Photo 2 : Full Version

2) About The Decoration :-

RANGOLI is a traditional decorative folk art of India. The Ancient symbols have been passed on through the ages, from each generation to the one that followed, thus keeping both the artform and the tradition alive. Rangoli may be known by other names in the different provinces, but they are tied together by the commonality of the use of traditional Symbols and what they signify. The purpose of Rangoli is decoration and it is thought to bring good luck. Design-depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area. It is traditionally done by women. Over the years, tradition has even made room for "Modern" additions, that add some "flair" to this beautiful expression. These characteristics gives it its diversity and its various dimensions. Generally, this practice is showcased during occasions such as festivals, auspicious observances, celebrations of marriages and other similar milestones and gatherings. Rangoli designs can be as simple as geometric shapes, deity impressions and flower and petal shapes that are appropriate to the given celebrations, but can become very elaborate with many people coming together to work on the designs. The base material is usually dry or wet granulated rice or dry flour, to which Sindhoor(vermillion), Haldi(tumeric) and other natural colours can be added...chemical colours are another "modern" variation. Other materials that are now used are coloured sand and even flowers and petals as in the case of Flower Rangoli's.

Source / More Informations : Wikipedia

3) About Deepavali :-

Deepavali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.

Source / More Informations : Wikipedia

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