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Rangoli: Art that Binds

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Rangoli: Art that Binds

Following the success of the 2017 Rangoli: Art that Binds project, as part the India/ Wales season of events with the British Council and Wales Arts International, Winding Snake Productions and partners are continuing the exploration and celebration of Indian culture and creativity.

A large animated Rangoli will be made at each venue connecting communities across Wales with Ajmer in Rajasthan. The tour will finish with Diwali celebrations at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in October 2019, where the final Rangoli will be made and animated before being shared with an audience.

Rangoli is an ancient art form traditionally practised by women across the whole of India. Typically, patterns are created on the floor using coloured sand, rice or flowers and are thought to bring good luck. Rangoli are made for Hindu festivals and other special events and the colourful designs represent life, folklore and culture. Different techniques and materials are used to create Rangoli and are specific to regions. Designs are passed down generation to generation, continuing the tradition across the ages. Rangoli is practised by women all ages, religions and social stations across India, bridging social and cultural divides.

Rangoli: Art that Binds marks Indian independence, art, culture and stories. Winding Snake Productions have worked with Indian and Welsh artists and traveled across Wales and India collecting stories and learning about Rangoli. The project is funded by Wales Arts International and the British Council Wales and has been developed by Amy Morris for Winding Snake Productions.