As the UK and India celebrate 70 years of Indian Independence, we explore the stories of the women who create Rangoli and share them with people all over the world. We will bring a taste of India to Wales and share animation styles and techniques, as well as Welsh culture with India in return.
Travelling to Delhi and Rajasthan our team explore the roots of Rangoli, meeting the women who create it. We delve into its history with the help of artist Rajni Kiran Jha and our project partners at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur and the India Habitat Centre, Delhi.
Rangoli is an ancient art form traditionally practised by women across the whole of India. Typically, patterns are created on the floor using coloured sand, rice or flowers and are thought to bring good luck.
Rangoli are made for Hindu festivals and other special events and the colourful designs represent life, folklore and culture.
Different techniques and materials are used to create rangoli and are specific to regions.
Designs are passed down generation to generation, continuing the tradition across the ages. Rangoli is practised by women all ages, religions and social stations across India, bridging social and cultural divides.
We are a not-for-profit animation and media education organisation based in Cardiff.
Our mission is to engage and collaborate with people who are socially marginalised and/or who have little or no access to the arts, their heritage, animation and filmmaking, and to showcase talent within a supportive environment.
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