As a child I have seen these ladies working on the roadside, mostly with a baby or a toddler. They are so hard-working and I’ve always admired their stamina. I happened to meet and chat up with one of these ladies, a couple of weeks ago. She is a grand mother and one from the older generations; hence, you can see her in traditional attire. Very colorful and pleasing to the eyes. A beautiful lady and I don’t just mean the exterior!
More info here – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banjara