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.’