Dharmic Arts

DhIA Foundation is a sponsor for an event to celebrate the resilience that artists displayed in continuing to teach, perform and preserve the beauty of Indian Classical dance forms despite the pandemic (Organized by Indian Dance Educators Association)

WHAT IS A KOLAM (pronounced kohl·uhm)?

An Indian art form of geometric patterns, the kolam is a sign of welcome. Drawn outside homes, the beautiful designs made of dots and lines provide a sense of joy and calm to all who enter. Traditionally hand-drawn with rice flour, kolams are inclusive and eco-friendly. Redrawn daily, kolams share the ephemeral and meditative qualities of Native American sand paintings and Buddhist mandalas.