Professor of Practice (Bonda Ethnic Costume)

Smt. Samabari Sisha, an inhabitant of the Bandiguda village of Malkangiri, is an accomplished craftswoman of the ornaments worn by Bonda women. She uses a special kind of thread prepared out of a plant extract to string the coloured beads into a necklace. Among other things, the colourful and alluring necklaces also serve as the markers of the ethnic identity of Bonda women.