Preserving The Embroidery Craft Of Karnataka's Lambani Community

Banjara Kasuti was founded in order to preserve the cultural art from of the Lambani community and to throw them an economic lifeline amid financial uncertainty

The Lambani community were skilled traders and craftspeople back in the day. From left to right: Lalita, Soanbai and Sangeeta Photo: Courtesy of Banjara Kasuti

The Banjara community have been referred to as the nomadic gypsies of India. With origins in the Rajputana region of present-day Rajasthan, they were skilled traders and craftspeople whose trading routes criss-crossed India, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural and economic landscape of those regions.