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Vol.41, No.0, 89 ~ 99, 2013
Iconic Representation and Characteristic of India Folk Art `Rangoli`
이노미 Lee No-mi
This study aims to identify the characteristics of “Rangoli”, a traditional folk art of India, by revealing the iconic expression and symbolic nature of Rangoli through the theoretical foundation of Rangoli. As folk art whereby Indian women make a drawing with white rice powder on the floor in front of a gate or of living room and fill the drawing with powders dyed with colorful pigments, Rangoli is a religious icon to wish peace and blessings on a family. Rangoli, which symbolizes the laws of all things in the universe, is a contemplative icon through which we are able to realize the unity of the self and the universe by enabling us to experience a fundamental existence through the process of spiritual evolution. This is also a sample of religious art that reflects the respect of life in the Hindu ideology. Consequently, as a result of analyzing the iconic characteristics of Rangoli, Rangoli was discovered to imply the religious symbolic nature of the Hindu ideology and at the same time to have spatiotemporal and sexual limitations, the popularity of folk art, and nature-friendly characteristics. Accordingly, as an original study on Rangoli, this discussion will be meaningful in furnishing a theoretical key to Rangoli.
Key Words
랑골리, 꼴람, 인도 민속미술, Rangoli, Kolam, India Folk Art
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