Banjara Bag with Tassels
Handmade tribal banjara shoulder bag with fringe, beaded tassels and mirror pieces. Beautiful embroidery in earth tones with mirrors and metallic thread detailing.
Approximately 17" x 20".
This shoulder bag hand-embellished by artisans from the nomadic desert tribe known as "Banjara", in the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. The Banjara people are believed to have descended from European gypsies thousands of years ago and are sometimes referred to as the "gypsies of India". Banjara embroidery is characterized by vibrant colors and the use of objects such as vintage textiles, coins, pom-poms, cowrie shells, tassels, mirror pieces, intricate beadwork and many others embellishments. This bag is one of a kind.