Authentic Vintage hand embroidered TEXTILE from the the Nomadic tribal group of India called the Banjaras. ONE OF A KIND !
These textiles are ornately hand embroidered by the banjara tribals with colorful threads and embellished with mirror insets .
They are quite old and may show signs of wear . But that adds to their authenticity and appeal ! Authentic Textile..NOT a Replica !
These precious textiles can be used for making belts, Bags, Clutches, Costumes or other exciting projects.
WHOLESALE enquries are Welcome !
Condition: Genuine Old piece in Good condition Size : 302 cms long and 9 cms wide ( 119 inches X 3.5 inches ) Originating Tribe :Banjara Tribe (Description Below) Retail Market Value :$100
Brief information on the different tribes associated with our wares:
ABOUT BANJARAS BANJARAS are gypsys or nomadic people of North Indian origin. Over the course of the last few centuries, the Banjara have spread throughout Central and Southern India. The Banjara women have a colorful and distinct style of dressing that sets them apart from other tribal groups of India. They are elaborately embroidered with colorful threads and little mirrors. Banjara embroidery (fine needlework) is created by the women for traditional , ceremonial and practical uses using a variety of techniques and it has a distinct style of its own. Different patterns, geometric combinations and motifs are sewed with various stitches like chain stitch, long stitch and short stitch to create an ensemble that is kaleidoscopic and reflects a sense of gay abandon that is so characteristic of the Banjaras. Their jewelry is heavy and is often adorned with cowrie shells which are considered very auspicious, real coins, metal bits etc which make it very unique and vibrant.