Women of Kutch

I have always been intrigued by the beautiful and enchanting women of Kutch. For all those that are not aware, Kutch is a district in Gujarat, West India where generations of Banni or Nomad communities live. They have a very unique sense of dressing and live in circular mud houses called Bhungas which are heavily decorated from inside and out using objects like mirrors. These Kutchi nomads are very creative and it is very common to see the women sitting outside their homes doing embroidery and making quilts, bags and other household items.


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Author: nisreenakolawala

I am a former Architect who left her career to follow her heart and passion, which involves travelling, photography and Social media marketing. I have stayed in a rustic village of Eastern Himalayas, swum with colorful fishes and corals in Fiji, lived with gypsy Banni villagers in Western India, interacted with Kenya’s Masai tribe, river rafted in the freezing cold river in Ladakh, lived and explored a quaint beach town of Tanga in Tanzania, took a 48 hour camel safari in the Thar desert of Rajasthan, sailed on a felucca on the mighty Nile river in Egypt and chilled with the Kangaroo’s in Australia. Needless to say I am always adding more experiences and places to the list.

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  1. Their smiles are pure and fills my heart with such joy 😍
    Visiting rann of kutch is one of the most important thing on my bucket list. I hope I could meet these people one day!

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