Alpona with Flowers

Last week’s Alpona for Diwali celebrations by me in front of my house.

Alpona is done with liquidy rice flour paste. A small piece of cloth is dipped in it and designs are drawn by gently squeezing the wet cloth with rice flour paste as you draw the design. When the water dries off the design stands out white and clear. I am not an expert at it, but some how managed to get some kind of decent symmetry in the design. As the design dried up I filled it up with flower petals to add some color. It took me three hours to complete it.

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44 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    how beautiful, indrani!

  2. George says:

    You say you're not an expert, but this looks beautiful to me.

  3. Karen says:

    It's is really beautiful!

  4. beautiful mam ,decorated well

  5. Beautifully done.Bengalis are noted for their skill in Alpana

  6. Giancarlo says:

    Buona domenica…ciao

  7. Joop Zand says:

    Very nice Indrani.

    Greetings and a nice sunday, Joop

  8. Gattina says:

    The 3 h were worthwhile, it looks beautiful !

  9. Viola says:

    How beautiful Indrani! 🙂

  10. This is so lovely Alpona Indrani.. 😀

  11. DeniseinVA says:

    It is a beautiful design, thank you for sharing it Indrani 🙂

  12. Carver says:

    I like the design very much.

  13. Mina Menon says:

    I hv seen peep using only dry floour until now… wet rice flour is new to me! Beautiful it indeed is

  14. I am terrible at such things!! Loved your alpona a lot!! 🙂

  15. Wow, that's really beautiful 🙂

  16. Seeta says:

    Wow! That is beautiful 🙂

  17. Very creative design! It has come out so beautifully!

  18. It's really beautiful and colorful Alpona,which we call Rangoli.

  19. Soham Roy says:

    Nice one….The lamp adds to the show 🙂

  20. Namrota says:

    Oh this is so beautiful 🙂

  21. I like it very much. Such a creative design, OMG. I will also try it at home 🙂

  22. WOW! I think this is amazing!

  23. It's very beautiful, Indrani. Though you deny it, you seem like an expert to me.

  24. Cloudia says:

    Your eye never fails, Indrani㊙

    Aloha

  25. That sounds like it requires a lot of skill and patience!

  26. D.Nambiar says:

    3 hours? Whoa! Btw that's really lovely.

  27. Very creative and beautiful:) this is the first time I am seeing Alpona and I liked the concept behind Alpona. I am going to try this.Thanks for sharing this :):)

  28. Such great design excellent!

  29. Very nice & neat, Indrani!
    Looks wonderful for the festive season & celebration! :)_
    I use my hands- fingers directly & no cloth to make the designs! 🙂

  30. Linda says:

    Wow, that's very nice! I've never tried anything like that.

  31. preethi says:

    That is lovely indrani 🙂 you have lots of patience. ..

  32. Our photos says:

    Beautiful, indrani!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  33. Ileana says:

    Beautiful! Great work!
    Have a nice weekend!

  34. guild-rez says:

    Very beautiful.
    What kind of flowers where used to create the elaborate
    decorations?
    Thank you,
    Gisela

  35. It's very beautiful…..interesting too to hear about the creation process. Thanks for sharing this Indrani.

    Ruby – Starry Universe

  36. Thank you so much for your comments friends.
    The flowers used were yellow and orange marigold and pink chrysanthemums.

  37. Indrani madam

    Namaste and Happy Diwali wishes to you. Indrani madam first time i heard about Alpona and its process. Madam this look similar like a Rangoli pattern.

    Indrani madam this is my Diwali message "Lamps of India"

    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/09/lamps-of-india.html

    Indrani madam please look into my Lamps of India message and give your valuable comments.

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