'Downtown Dreamer' is a contemporary gypsy bohemian style charm bracelet which has been handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio... She features authentic silver-alloy decorative coin pendants and ghungaroo bell beads from the nomadic Banjara Tribe of Northern India, ceramic beading from Mykonos, Greece, and has been string using sturdy kangaroo-hide leather.
Please see 'History Menu' below for further information on the Banjara Tribe.
About the Banjara Tribe:
The Banjara People are a collective of nomadic gypsy tribes from Northern India. They are said to be the descendants of the Roma gypsies from Europe who migrated to India through the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and finally settled in Rajasthan.
Originally the Banjara’s were bullock transport carriers and builders of great monuments. For centuries they efficiently moved their enormous caravans through the vast roadless tracks of India guaranteeing safe conduct for grain, salt and messages.
Due to the nomadic nature of their culture, the Banjara’s traditionally ‘wore’ their wealth thus creating a unique aesthetic, colorful dress and spectacular jewelry quite unlike any other tribe.
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