Vintage Banjara Coin Belts with Cowrie Shells (assorted colors)
Gorgeous banjara belt made from vintage fabrics, alpaca silver coins, cowrie shells and beads. Intricately beaded tie closure.
No two are the same. Photos are for reference only, yours may be slightly different.
These belts were hand-made and 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.