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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on August 8, 2002 at 23:58:50:

In reply to: I can only get to the 5th page... help? n/t posted by Nick on August 8, 2002 at 23:22:06:

: : Link below to the next to last part of the Rangoli diaries.
: :
: : 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"
: for
: : 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
: footprints
: : around it at the link below!

 


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