15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Diwali Rangoli in the United States

The photo is the Rangoli decoration for Diwali we did in our home in the United States. My 6 year-old assisted me in this decoration. I wanted my daughter to be exposed to this form of Indian artwork in the US and so I involved her too in this. She loves it much. It involves starting with just dots and then connecting them to form different shapes. I also through this photograph want to showcase that the United States is a melting pot of immigrants of various cultures and ethnicities.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Arvada, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Life One X2
Copyright: © Lalitha Chittoor