Vintage Banjara Clutch
These gorgeous banjara bags are made from recycled fabrics and embellished with embroidery, tassels, pom-poms and coins. No two are exactly alike. Each is lined with leather trim and a tassel on the zipper. Inside the purse is one pocket.
Beautiful embroidery with mirror detailing.
Approximately 7 x 8.5 inches.
This clutch 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.