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What does a gypsy look like?

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The traditional dress of the Roma or gypsy culture differs between women and men; women traditionally wear full skirts to their ankles tied at the left side, and men wear suits with a neckerchief called a “diklo.” Men's costumes cover a wide spectrum, as there is no set traditional garb.

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What does a gypsy look like?
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The Roma people originated in India, and migrated through Persia to Eastern and Western Europe over 1000 years ago. Women normally wear a low-cut blouse, gold jewelry and headdresses decorated with coins as a sign of prosperity and generosity towards others. Formal occasions are marked by opulent costumes and contests for the biggest and most extravagant wedding dress.

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