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United in a unique kolam


Ruby used more than 25kg of rice and 10 shades of vibrant colours to complete her design

Ruby used more than 25kg of rice and 10 shades of vibrant colours to complete her design

RICE art is more than just pretty colours on the floor. In the right hands, the art of shaping rice can take new life and meaning as artist Ruby Subramaniam shows.

Completing her first commercial kolam at Publika for Deepavali this year, the 27-year-old self-taught artist has created a contemporary version to convey the message of unity. At first glance, it may seem like any other kolam, but a closer look reveals elements unusual to a traditional one.

   

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