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Women of the Desert

Women of the Desert


The women of the Thar desert in Rajasthan, also known as banjaras, who travel barefoot most of the times, take a break to drink chai in Pushkar, Rajasthan. The banjaras are nomadic tribes that wander from one place to another in groups, living life on their own terms and conditions. They are believed to be the descendants of the Roma gypsies of Europe. The women of the tribe wear elaborate clothes consisting of bright colors and usually wear ivory bangles that go all the way to their elbows.

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