An Indian tribe commonly known as Banjara or Lambani is found dwelling in the states of Andhra Pradesh, northern Karnataka and Maharashtra. The language spoken by the people of this tribe is said to be originated from Rajasthan. Bijapur of Karnataka is one such place where Banjara people has established their community. The Banjara people are widely famous for displaying their creativity through their colourful clothes and handmade jewellery. The dressing style of Banjara tribe is the most vibrant and decorative among the other tribal communities found in India. They are comfortable in wearing the outfits like “Ghagra "(Skirt) and "Choli"(a blouse). The Ghagra is a full length skirt made out of red, black and white cotton fabric, embroidered with square and round pieces of mirrored glass creating a decorative pattern accompanied with ethnic silver anklets.
The clothes worn by the Lambadi women are adorned with parts of mirror and jewels. The wonderful dress holds an ancient tradition of elaborating colours into various fabrics with unique mirror embroidery intricately crafted into the motifs. Basically there are fourteen types of stitches and thirteen colours used in Lambadi embroidery. Products made with such embroidery have wonderful patterns. These tribes are widely famous for their colourful dress, adornments and bangles along with traditional stiches.
Lambani women colourful costumes are considered to be the most vibrant among other tribes found in India. The Pavati (head gear), which covers the head, is long enough thus draping their shoulders to ones feet along with bone bangles and anklets. Ornaments has become an essential part of the Lambani tribe. The women decorate themselves with beautiful silver anklets and handmade traditional jewellery.
By sewing innumerable mirror pieces of various shapes and sizes into an alignment, these Lambani people creates an unusual piece of work along with their rainbow coloured fabrics. The Banjara people uses vibrant lively colours for their clothes which makes them unique and different from other tribes. Their traditional embroidery skills has made them reach a distinctive place in Indian art and culture.