Kunbi- Goa’s Tribal Heart

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The land of sun, sand, beaches and holidays, Goa is so popular that most know of its Portuguese past. But how much do we know of its tribal heart?
As you wind your way through Goa, you will catch a glimpse of Goa’s ‘tribal’ past in the form of the unique red checkered sari, that some of the local women wear. The simple garment, that has changed with the times is one of the few actual reminders of the tribes that lived in the hills around Goa. Almost lost till some time ago, today there is a small movement to revive the craft of making these saris and get them recognised as a heritage textile of Goa.

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