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Embroidery - Banjara Embroidery, Embroidery Patterns

Banjara is the term used for gypsies or the nomadic tribes of India . They have a distinctive embroidery style that is a sublime mix of many cultures. Their clothes are bright, colourful, and heavily decorated with elaborate mirror and beadwork. They also make extensive use of shells, ivory beads, and colorful threads.

The banjaras are fond of wearing huge skirts called ghagras that are brightly colored and heavily embellished. Their accessories include heavy bangles and anklets. The stitching that is used for these skirts (ghagras), blouses and the men folk's jackets is now used to decorate bags, belts, bed spreads wall hangings and living room decors.

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