Banjara Bag with Suede Straps
Beautiful tribal banjara shoulder bag with thick suede straps. There is a built in embroidered pocket on the inside. Beautiful embroidery in earth tones. No two are alike. Different design on each side (both sides shown). Great details such as a beads, mirrors and pom-poms.
Approximately 12" x 20".
This 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. No two are alike.