hand embroidered banjara bag the Fox and the Mermaid
hand embroidered banjara bag the Fox and the Mermaid
Vintage Banjara Clutch with Beads - The Fox and The Mermaid - 2
Vintage Banjara Clutch with Beads - The Fox and The Mermaid - 1

Vintage Banjara Clutch with Beads

These gorgeous banjara bags are made from recycled fabrics and embellished with embroidery, tassels, pom-poms and coins. No two are exactly alike. Each has a beautiful, braided shoulder strap. 

Stunning red, pink and green embroidered bag with 8 vintage coins, two pom-poms, recycled mirrors and a beaded medallion on the front. The back features pieces of recycled mirrors and beads. Gold threading throughout. 

Approximately 12" x 7".

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.