The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Banjara Mother and Daughters

on January 12, 2014

postcards2_2This beautiful card comes from Som in India and shows three pretty members of the nomadic Banjara tribe. For those of you interested in etymology, the word Banjara comes from the Hindi ‘Ban’ or ‘Van’ meaning forest or moorlands depending on which it derives from and ‘Chara’ – movers. So even their name seems to give away their nomadic origins! The elaborate clothes are traditional wear for the women of the tribe and are very striking. Thanks Som, it’s beautiful!

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