Embroidered Banjara Bag with Pom-poms
Beautiful embroidered banjara shoulder bag with long, beaded tassel pom-poms. Beautiful patchwork of vintage embroidered fabrics and mirror pieces. Both sides are completely different. Intricate beading, vintage embroidery and mirror pieces throughout. One of a kind.
Zippers closed. Zippered interior pocket.
Approximately 19" x 15 x 5".
This bag was 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. No two are alike.