Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Shopping around..

Banjara Women are known to wear colorful and beautiful costumes like phetiya (as ghagra) and kanchalli (as top) and have tattoos on their hands. The dress is considered fancy and attractive as they use mirror chips and often coins to decorate it. Women put on thick bangles on their arms (patli). Their ornaments are made up of silver rings, coins, chain and hair pleats are tied together at the end by chotla. here is one walking around a small market lane...

The Banjara have spread around most of the states of India and have presence in Karnataka too,About half their number speak Lambadi, one of the Rajasthani dialects..