Topic started by pradheep Chhalliyil (@ ns1.genetic-id.com) on Thu Feb 14 10:55:11 .
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I have been impressed from my childhood about kolams. All cultures talk about feeding other life forms but only in our tradition we even feed the small oraganisms like microbes, ants and insects , first in the morning by drawing kolam with rice flour. I also felt that it gives women a meditative mood in the morning by concentrating on the drawing.
I ave now come across an article about kolam in American Scientist. It explains "A tradition of figure-drawing in southern India expresses mathematical ideas and has attracted the attention of computer science".