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Lambanis are also known as Banjaras. They belong to a tribal group with nomadic heritage who migrated from Marwar and resided in southern and middle India. The women of this community hold loyalty to their traditional form of costume, which is the most colourful and elaborate of any tribal group in India. Lambani and Kutch embroidery look similar because of their mirror work, but shells and coins used for Lambani work are different in style. This practice of hand embroidery and mirror work is mainly used on the traditional dresses that are given to their daughters for their weddings. These conventional clothes reflect their love of life that evolved across the centuries to suit the social conditions and local climate.
Lambani embroidery stands unique in its own way. It consists of random designs with a bright colour combination that is so traditional to their tribe. The motifs are done all over the base fabric. Geometrical patterns like circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles are made with heavy embroideries with colourful threads and embellished with beads, mirrors, shells, etc. In Karnataka, some of the villages around Hampi like Keri tanda, Khadirampur, etc., and Yadagiri practice Lambani embroidery. The products embellished with this art like bed sheets, cushion covers with subtle colour combinations have now reached worldwide.
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