Gadaba Tribal

Gadaba women are fond of jewelry and wear masses of bangles, beads, enormous brass hoop earrings, and thick silver neck rings. Beneath the shawl, required when walking distances to the market during the cool morning hours, is a handwoven striped kerang, a long cloth tied over the left shoulder. Living between the arid brown hills of Koraput district in a narrow, winding valley of terraced paddy fields, the Gadaba are known as the ‘people of the green river.’

Koraput, Southern Orissa

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