DEC 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Rangoli All The
Rage For City Centre Celebrations
Coventry Caribbean community group is to learn a craft from south
Asia so that they can create a unique piece of artwork for New
A RANGOLI BEING
community group Jamba, which is made up from residents of Jamaican
and Barbadian descent, will be taught the traditional south Asian
art of rangoli by Indian artist Ranbir Kaur in preparation for a
city centre artwork piece to be constructed on New Year's Eve.
rangoli is a mosaic-like design, often depicting flowers, animals or
abstract patterns, made on the floor using natural materials such as
rice powder, lentils, coloured sawdust, fresh flower petals and dry
from Jamba will be taught the rangoli construction techniques in a
will be teaching the children the history of the art, giving
practical demonstrations and getting them to make their own rangoli
learnt these skills, the children will then help Ranbir construct a
3.5 by 5 metre rangoli in the centre of West Orchards Shopping
Centre on New Year’s Eve between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
theme of the design will be the phoenix, a creature used on the
city's coat of arms and often associated with the city.
rangoli will be photographed continually during its construction
before, as tradition dictates, it is swept away after completion.
Wynn, Festival Manager for event producers Coventry and Warwickshire
a great opportunity to teach the local community about different
cultural arts and get them involved in creating a unique piece of
art for a very special day.
rangoli will be a beautiful thing to see in progress and we hope
many people will come along to see it".
[13 DEC 00] YOUNGSTERS PREPARE
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