Rangoli (kolam or Muggu) is a long-standing folk art in India. Over there such art features special patterns that are created on the floor using materials like dry flour, colored rice and more. Usually during auspicious events like Diwali, Onam, Pongal, and other Indian festivals, they would apply bright designs. Most likely during wedding celebrations too, such arts can also be seen. And their presence is still considered sacred since the idea is to provide welcoming areas for the Hindu deities.
Meant for decoration and still being thought of bringing good luck, Rangoli is then held in public. Normally the images are often in geometry kind of flowers and petals, deity impressions or sometimes, very elaborate and painstakingly crafted with the help of many people.
However such spectacular artworks are always awe-inspiring since it has whimsical natural beauties in their details.
To create this incredible custom, some artists apply a base material like dry or wet granulated rice, or colored dry flour. Sindoor (vermilion), haldi (turmeric), and other natural pigments are used for its coloring; purples, the vibrant blues and teals are all chemically enhanced, and considered a modern variation.