Rabari woman with baby in swinging bed. She is wearing her everyday dress and jewellery. Rabari is a term used for tribal cattle herders. Jewellery is their wealth and they never take it off. They have very ornate earrings and large silver bangles and plastic upper arm bracelets. These used to be made of ivory - some of the older woman still have ivory & silver overlayed bangles. Many of the Rabari woman have ornate tatoos on their faces, necks, chests and arms. Designs such as peacocks and other religious symbols are usually done during festivals when the tatoo artists come to town. The Rabari men too wear heavy ornate earrings.
Gujarat. Rann of Kutch. SW INDIA