The rangoli tradition is populair all over India. Rangoli is a form of art practiced in india since protohistoric times. From the cave paintings of Ajanta and ellora to the artistic terracotta’s of Mohenjo-daro and Harappan civilization is all a form of rangoli.  It is a way through which Hindu people in India welcome good fortune and their worship gods into their home. India is a large country. As you travel across India you will find cultures and traditions change vastly over a distance of 50 to 100 kilometers. Likewise every region of  India has  its own form of arts like music , dance, paintings, Rangoli etc. These Regional arts have been preserved by the locals. Regional rangoli is sculpted by the local folklore, the tribal history and  Hindu mythology. One can also find reminiscence of historical significance of the region via the rangoli designs that is made there.

Evolution of regional rangoli designs

Regional rangoli stencils is one of the most versatile and diverse rangoli designs that one can find. These designs have evolved through ages, traditions, local arts & regional folk culture.  Each design has a long standing history and some local culture associated to it. some regional communities made rangoli designs by connecting dots, some by  drawing straight lines, some by using letters or alphabets of their local languages. But using Karmashya Rangoli stencils making any rangoli is very simple and easy.

Origin of any traditional art is very regional and localized. Over the course of time, the art draws inspirations from different cultures, traditions, historical events, other local arts etc and evolves, and adapts itself to the region. For example, the art of painting in India has soo many different variations and techniques based on the region the evolved in.  For example, the Patachitra from Orissa, Bengal Pat from the Bengal, Madhubani paintings from Bihar, The Miniature paintings developed during the Mughal era, the tribal Gond Art from the central India, Tanjore paintings from the south, kalamkari that co-evolved in Chennai & Hyderabad.

Forms of regional rangoli designs

Likewise these different regional rangoli forms are called by different local names. Like Kolam in Tamil Nadu, Mandana in Rajasthan, Chowkpurana in Chhattisgarh, Alpana in West Bengal, Aripana in Bihar, Chowk Puajn in Uttar Pradesh, Muggu in Andhra Pradesh, Golam Kolam or Kalam In Kerala.  There is also a distinct rangoli form that originated from Kerala, it’s called Pookolam. Poo literally means flower in Malayalam. In this form of rangoli different types of flower petals are used to make the rangoli, instead of rangoli powders. The different rangoli forms depict the vast and rich Folk lore and traditions of the region.

Karmashya regional rangoli stencils

Karmashya has  made an effort to curate an assorted set of regional rangoli stencils for you. It is a painstaking process of meticulously researching the hidden and lost rangoli arts from various regions of India. The rangoli designs in the collection were carefully selected keeping the modern lifestyle / aesthetic perspectives of our customers and  the traditional values of the designs in mind. Every effort is taken to keep the regional significance of the rangoli design alive. Once selected, these age old rangoli designs are converted into rangoli stencils of perfection. The rangoli stencils make the process of making any complicated rangoli design very easy. You can make a single coloured rangoli using the karmashya regional rangoli stencils within one minute. you make also make your design more elegant by blending more than one colour onto your rangoli using your stencil. Here we present to you, the traditional regional rangoli stencils from all over India, from Kashmir (north) to Kanyakumari (south), from Khambhat (west) to manipur (east).

Make your floor your canvas today, make a beautiful rangoli today.