13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Hyderabadi woman with flowers adorning her hair
Wearing flowers as hair ornaments is an integral part of South Indian culture. Every day, women select fresh flowers as a part of this custom. To me, it is such a simple and beautiful way to add color and fragrance to one's day.
Another aspect of South Indian culture that I hoped to capture was the vibrant sarees that women wear. I was very lucky to find both those elements and a lovely smile from this lady I met!
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