The Banjara tribe has been an inseparable part of the Telangana region. Their needlework has a style of its own that is distinct from the embroidery work of the Banjaras(Mirror work) from Gujarat and the Kutch area.
The agile fingers of the Banjara womenfolk move delicately tracing the intricate threadwork.
Different patterns, geometric combinations and motifs are sewed with various stitches like chain stitch, long stitch and short stitch(Stiches Used In Banjara Embroidery).
This embroidery is noted for its originality and elegance. The use of mirrors, vibrant colours, shells and beads create an ensemble that is kaleidoscopic and reflects a sense of gay abandon that is so characteristic of the Banjaras. | Embroidery | Embroidery designs | Embroidered clothing | zardosi embroidery | Kutch embroidery | kantha embroidery |