The Lambadi is a folk dance among the Banjara which has originated from a village of Anupu. The land of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are famous for having different folk dances with a varied culture of their own. Even they have their own dances, musical instruments etc.
The Lambadis are basically nomads who move from one place to another. But recently they also got settled in one place and earn their livelihood by farming etc. The Lambadi dance became well known and it is for impressing the gods to get good harvest. The men play instruments and the females dance. The Lambadi costume is the women wear blouse and long skirt. There is a chunni or dupatta on their head. The clothes are highly ornamented with glass embroidery. They wear heavy jewellery and the costumes are colourful.
The costume and chudas which is the ornaments for hands is similar to the Rajasthani women.
The hand movements are similar to the farming activities like planting sowing and harvesting.
The dance is performed for enjoyment. This is usually performed during festivals and marriages. They move from house to house to receive offerings of the festivals.
The movements the dancers are simple and attractive also the images of deities are worshipped as they dance around a fire in the beauty of the night.