Rangoli is an ancient Indian traditional art and is one of the most popular art forms in India. The term Rangoli is derived from words "rang" (colour) and "aavali" (row of colours).
In ancient India, Rangoli was used to decorate the entrances of homes, a floor painting that provided a warm and colourful welcome to visitors. Particularly, during Deepavali (or Diwali as it is commonly known), every household would have Rangoli in their courtyards to welcome the goddess Lakshmi - the goddess of wealth and bless the household wealth and good fortune all year round.
For the past 40 years or so, Rangoli has emerged as a full fledged 3-dimentional art form. Rangoli designs over the years have not just been decorative and involved, but the Rangoli artists now makes contemporary Rangoli pictures that almost look alive.
What once began as geometrical religious symbolism, has thus blossomed into a delightful visual art with secular aesthetic appeal.
We are a group of Rangoli enthusiasts who decided to work collectively and promote this almost forgotten art. Swastik Rangoli Kalakar Group (SRKG) was formed in 1985 for this very purpose.
We have been organising Rangoli exhibitions in different cities in Gujarat. Hundreds of thousands of visitors who have visited, praised and commended. Such exhibitions is a testimony to revival of the interest in this ancient art of Rangoli .
Our work has been commended by locals, celebrities, sports persons, national and international personalities alike. As a result of their recommendations, we have been able to take our art out of India - primarily in New Zealand and Dubai. This website is an effort to take this art truly global.
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