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Banjara Embroidery and Needle works are made extensively by the nomads of Telangana. […]

[T]he popular tribe of Banjaras moved towards the Deccan Plateau in South India in 17th century during the reign of Aurangzeb, a Mughal Emperor. They are now widely spread over Deccan Plateau, and they live in small villages which are known locally as “tandas”. Fine clothes and tribal jewellery ushers beauty for the Banjara women who wear their cherished jewellery in all its finery. Banjara women wear colourful ghaghras, cholis, and odnis with bold mirrors and appliqué work. […]

The products are popular and admired by customers all over the world for its rural charm and aesthetics. Banjara embroidery is considered delightful and the products are sold widely in the art and craft market. Telangana state occupies a prominent place with varieties of Banjara art and embroidery made by the nomadic tribes of the region.

Source: “Banjara Embroidery”, Telangana Tourism Development Corporation
URL: https://telanganatourism.gov.in/partials/about/arts-crafts/banjara-needle-crafts.html
Date visited: 4 January 2020

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