Embroidered Suede Indian Banjara Clutch
Gorgeous, embroidered, suede clutch from India. There is a different design on each side as pictured. Zippered pocket on the inside. Beautifully made.
One side has green fabric with yellow and purple embroidery. The other side has green, pink, blue, and yellow embroidery with silver and bronze metallic thread and mirrored detailing. Stunning!
Approximately 7 x 9 inches.
This clutch was hand-embroidered 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.