Sunday, September 25, 2011

Quilling for Navarathri Golu


          Still in  Navarathri Golu mood. I wanted to share some papercrafts I made for our library's golu. The quilled lamps are but 6mm in diameter , I rolled scrap book paper for the lamps and quilling paper for the flame . All the kind ladies there were so delighted with it . The scene depicts a festival where lamps are lit and placed on leaves and are let afloat on water. The water itself I made from hand made paper.



            This is not a real shirt but a tiny origami shirt less than two inches in length.I made the shirt with pattern paper for a scene  where new clothes are gifted to newly weds. I found the tutorial on you tube.


          This is a miniature Mulaipari( During festivals seeds of nine grains are let to sprout in a vessel in the dark) and then the vessels are carried on the head in a procession . This is done as a worship for rain and fertility.


            My part of this year Golu  is the story of birth of river Cauvery. Me and my friend completed the steps with scenes which tells the story. This is the main scene where Cauvery starts flowing.I made the mount with themocol and then painted with acrylic paints and then for the water I used handmade paper crushed and folded with the help of water and glue. 
        According to the story the sage is carrying a divine girl after transforming her into water in a small vessel. But when he is meditating in the forest with the vessel beside him a crow(which is lord Ganesha in the form of a crow) knocks the vessel over and she flows down as the river Cauvery.
  
       Since I started working for our library's golu I have learnt a lot of mythological stories. We have a senior member who is so knowledgeable about these stories she also researches them thoroughly . She suggests the topic , tells us the stories and then guides us through . I am really fascinated by these stories and love working for the golu.


       Thanks for stopping by , have a happy navarathri.


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24 comments:

Priya said...

all the creations are b'ful!!! I especially liked the Golu preperation... Thanks for enlightening me... now I knw the mythological story of Cavery formation... Keep it coming Suganthi... u explain b'fully!

Hussena said...

lovely story behind the formation of the cauvery river.. never knew about it before ,those miniature lamps look so cute,really like the depicted scence so lovely.

SK said...

Love the detailing....Superb..Though missing golu...as am living abroad....ur posts reminds me of my navarathri times at home.....Thank U for posting such wonderful theme based golu--with quilled items...

Sathya
Taiwan

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

Its. So so pretty !! Even im fascinated by mythology ! Wanna hear d stories too !!

Anita Kumar said...

Superb ,Suganthi, love the theme based concept !

lavina agarwal said...

lovely creations Suganthi..love the diyas most!

angelin said...

THOSE CREATIONS ARE AWESOME SUGANTHI.
THAT ORIGAMI SHIRT IS VERY NICE

angelin said...

TINY LITTLE DIYAS ARE REALLY CUTE .

timepasshobbies said...

Really cute Suganthi! :) Looks like a lot of work has gone into this. Great job!
Our golu has no such awesome creativity as yours but in my own style! :) Will post pics for you!

Shakti said...

очень интересные работы!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow such lovely scenery!

Ann Martin said...

Such creativity. The little pot of grain sprouts really made me smile. :)

kavitha said...

I love the little lamps,suganthi mam..you are great:)

Allycat said...

So amazing that you make the time to get involved and post the stories behind the festivities. I always learn something new when I visit you! xx

Priya Sivaraj said...

ahh!! thats a good amt of history , i love to hear it.. and yow r dng a fab job at it!! i wish i could see the whole golu u make!

Baukje said...

wonderful I love it!
Greetings Baukje

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

This is DAMN creative! I love your creations Suganthi!

anandhirajan said...

Floating diyas are simply superb suganthi,I am dying to see your library golu.Post the full pics after it is done
anandhi

kiddo said...

I love your new creations! The little lamps are so lovely and the water efect is so real! Thanks for sharing so many information about this holiday! Good luck at the challenge!

Spardha said...

WOW!.. Pretty projects! :)
LOVE the cutie floating diyas! :)

Quill Pill said...

Hi Suganthi! This is such a cute and unique idea. Loved the way u made the water too.. Thank you so much for participating in Take a quill Pill's anniversary challenge!

Leanne said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I've missed so much! The clown, Ganesh & quilled leaves are fabulous.
Hope to get back to blogging soon. Been a busy bee.

Priya Mohan said...

Great Job!.. I love your quilling. I would love to see the whole scene that you created for the Golu:)

Theepz said...

Hello Suganthi!
I hyperlinked your idea of quilled diyas. I have seen this in many golus but I depicted the coorg scene by the confidence I took after seeing your arrangement :)
Thanks
http://theepz-madcrafts.blogspot.in/2013/10/navratri-special-craft-1-on-day-1.html