Many Roma enjoy horse racing and will patronize local racetracks. The Roma also believe it is possible to become polluted in a variety of ways, including breaking taboos involving the upper and lower halves of the body. The Roma economy has been built around self employment and the perpetuation of old skills, plus the acquisition of new skills to adapt to new technological developments.
The Federation also acted as a human rights organization Braham Mar. According to Beck, until recently, Cortuarari men did not wear "western-style" clothes, but rather wore "adaptations of Romanian pastoralist's clothes" while the women wear large and numerous layers of skirts ibid.
Roma men like to dress well and often adopt a particular style.
Although the Roma have a variety of skin colours, the darker a person is, the more likely they are to be considered Roma ibid. Pets are rare among the Roma. Fingernails and toenails must be filed with an emery board; cutting them with a clipper is taboo.
Seldom do modern Romani use traditional names from their own language, such as Papush, Luludi, Patrin, etc.
Clothes for the lower body, as well as the clothes of menstruating women, are washed separately. These rules are referred to as what is "Rromano.