Karnataka’s Lambani craft
ContextAs part of the third G20 culture working group (CWG) meeting in Hampi, a Guinness world record was created for the ‘largest display of Lambani items’.
About Lambani craft:
- The Lambani embroidery is an intricate form of textile embellishment characterised by colourful threads, mirror-work and stitch patterns practised in several villages of Karnataka such as Sandur, Keri Tanda, Mariyammanahalli, Kadirampur, Sitaram Tanda, Bijapur and Kamalapur.
- The Lambani craft tradition involves stitching together small pieces of discarded fabric to create a beautiful fabric.
- The sustainable practice of patch-work is seen in many textile traditions of India and around the world.
- The embroidery traditions of the Lambanis are shared in terms of technique and aesthetics with textile traditions across Eastern Europe, West, and Central Asia.
- It is a community that loves to adorn. They wear clothes that have a lot of thread embroidery, buttons, shells, sequins, silver beads, etc.
- Not only their clothes, but their homes are interestingly styled, too.
- The Lambanis have multiple colours on their walls, which are also decorated with artworks and art styles.
- The Banjaras speak ‘Gor Boli’ — also called ‘Lambadi’.
- Since it has no script, it is written either in Devanagari or in the local languages, like Telugu or Kannada.
- Many people belonging to this tribal group are bilingual or multilingual.
|G20’s Third culture working group (CWG):