The Bohemians

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Bohemians are people from Bohemia, a region of the Czech Republic, the former Kingdom of Bohemia. The Bohemian word that we now know comes from when during the 19th century, the French called certain poor artists who were thought to reached France in the 15th century from Bohemia but who they really were Romani travelers more commonly known as gypsies.

The Romani people originated from India, who migrated to Europe about 1,000 years ago. The English-speakers called them Gypsies, short for Egipcien. Since the 12th century, the Romani have settled all over Europe. Now mostly settled in Turkey often referred to as "Turkish Gypsies", Greece, Serbia, Romania, Bulgary and Spain. They started migrating to America in the 19th century. Today, there's an estimate of more than 1 million who emigrated to the United States alone. Because the Romani religion originated from Hindu with Christian, Islam, or Muslim beliefs, women wore covered clothing to showcase chastity. The Romani-influenced Bohemian fashion today, with head scarfs, flowy dresses, and chunky jewelry.

The Bohemians that we know today come from the artists, musicians, writers, and actors who had an unconventional lifestyle and lived in the main European cities. They wore colorful ethnic style clothing, flowy hair, and historical costumes inspired by poverty and creativity. These Bohemians served as inspiration for many great novels, songs, and movies that ultimately gave them prestige.

The Bohemian style evolved into a group of people who's look became a work of art with highly stylized outfits and accessories. Giving a sense of enlightenment, individual freedom, and artistic creativity.

The elements the Bohemian style now called Boho Chic after Sienna Miller, are:

  • scarves worn as belts
  • flowing long skirts
  • loose, flowing hair
  • peasant style clothing like tunics, loose trousers, and sandals
  • layering
  • fringe accessories
  • mixing prints in a nontraditional manner
  • multi strands of beads
  • several bangle bracelets
  • unique jewelry, often handcrafted
  • large dangle earrings
  • broad-brimmed hats
  • faux furs

Amazingly enough, Girl Intuitive carries the Bohemian style accessories for your lifestyle. Hipanema is one of the true representative of this style. Hipanema bracelets come with multiple handmade strands with a casual yet glamorous appeal. They have several ethnic handmade strands and stone charms.

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Girl Intuitive's Turkish jewelry collection is another great representative of the Bohemian style. With chunky silver dangling charms and coins for your exotic outfit. Girl Intuitive always thrive to find the most beautiful jewelry at affordable prices. Like the Turkish Coin Collar Necklace for $48.

Beaded strands of handmade jewelry from India are also amongst Girl Intuitive's Bohemian collection. When recycled sari straps are used for beads they give a sense of cultural hip and uniqueness.  Like the Kantha Beaded Garland Long Necklace, paired with a peasant top or your favorite tunic create the look.

Tunics starting at only $24 are wonderful for your Boho Chic collection. Floral, paisley, and different tie-dye method prints are a perfect example of this cultural phenomenon. 


Amenapih Heady Hat with sequined handmade and fury details is sure to impress.  Go with the flow, pair with a flowy maxi dress with embroidery details.


Take a look at Girl Intuitive's entire Bohemian Collection of jewelry and accessories. We got handmade bags with tassels, sequined and embroidery from India at affordable prices!



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