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ERIC Number: EJ864422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Using Ethnic Art to Emphasize Laws of Reflection
Bapat, Madhuri
Physics Teacher, v47 n8 p542-543 Nov 2009
The Kolam (Rangolee) art (Fig. 1) from Southern India and Sona drawings (Fig. 2) from Africa show the similarity of lines going around the dots. Kolam is usually drawn, with paste made up of rice powder, on the floor in front of a house. Typically girls draw these in India on occasions such as welcoming the spring season, weddings, or birthdays. Sona drawings are drawn in the sand using fingers. Typically young boys in Africa were taught to draw these as they went through puberty. They used to impress their masters by drawing these designs quickly in sand and erasing them afterwards. So Europeans never learned these designs. Due to slavery this art or knowledge has disappeared.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; India