This is one of our favourite projects from Light & Optics Box! It’s an ideal family activity while at home or in quarantine: easy to make and inexpensive, it even rescues an old cardboard box from the recycling bin!
Rangoli is a traditional Indian art form of drawing with fine stone powder. It’s a part of Indian culture itself and a symbol of freshness. People also believe that Rangoli put in front of their house doors protect their homes. We talked to Lakshmi Samaga, an artist and Rangoli practitioner living in Hong Kong, about this beautiful tradition.
Makha Diop was born in Senegal and has lived in Hong Kong for over 20 years. He teaches kids authentic African drumming and was happy to give The Petit Pélican an interview and share some of his childhood memories and his passion for drums!