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CHAPTER I . JEWELLERY
The That Desert Kalbelyia's beads work is like a chant: it brings peace to the creator and also to the wearer.
DANCERS OF THE DESERT
Known for their exuberant dance and festive ways, the Kalbeliya are counted among the Gypsy Tribes of India - usually from the Thar Desert (northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent forming a natural boundary between India and Pakistan).
Traditionally, the Kalbeliya were the designated snake-catchers of India, called upon to remove snakes without killing them.
They are a joyous people known for their frequent festivities and exuberant dancing, which is said resemble the sinuous movements of the serpents they catch. They make their own Bead Jewellery and costumes with a lot of decorations.