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Magizh Madhi draws in the kolam style in front of her house in Palamedu, a village in India. The folk art is created with white rice flour, which is sometimes mixed with colored powder to draw geometric patterns around grids and dots. Kolam practitioners often create the art form before sunrise to bring prosperity to their homes. Before they begin, the artists clear the area with water, sweep it and then wax it with cow dung, which is believed to be an antiseptic.