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Posted by Nick on August 8, 2002 at 23:22:06:
: Remember how you made "footprints" on a foggy school bus window by
: stamping the side of your hand there, then pressing your fingertips
: for toes? That's sorta how women make "footprints of the goddess"
: rangoli ... they dip their fist then fingers into rice flour paste,
: then stamp it on the ground. Dr. Bhardwaj, the prof who worked with
: me on my rangoli research paper taught me that one! Some art
: historians believe that when Persian paisley patterns moved into
: Indian art (about 250 years ago), they were readilly adapted in
: because the shape resembled the "goddesses footprints", a very
: auspicious pattern for Hindu people.
: More about the creation of this rangoli, and the goddesses
: around it at the link below!
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