The kolam, or "rangoli" is a traditional mandala, a geometric pattern, that women design in front of their houses during festivities. In Tamil culture is a strong form of expression by the women, who express their feelings in this secret way.
野葡萄九曜紋蒔絵黒棚 Shelf for Cosmetic Boxes (Kurodana) with Wild Grapevine and Family Crest, first half of the 17th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015 (2015.300.293) | This work is featured in “Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection” on view through July 31, 2016 #ArtsofJapan #AsianArt100