Kolams help women map business potential

  1. Recently,women from Tamil Nadu have started making Kolam inspired maps to identify lucrative locations to set up businesses. 
  2. They complete the map with pie charts on exports and imports from the village.This has helped more than 5,000 women earn a sustainable income in six districts of Tamil Nadu.
  3. Kolam is a geometric line drawing composed of curved loops drawn around a grid pattern of dots.It is practised in the southern states of India.
  4. Kolam is widely practised by female Hindu family members in front of their houses as these are thought to bring prosperity to homes.
  5. It is drawn by using rice flour, chalk, chalk powder or rock powder often using naturally or synthetically colored powder.