Hand embroidered Bag, Banjara, Gujarat 1877
Hand embroidered Bag, Banjara, Gujarat.
Dimensions – Bag 31 X 27 CM
Dimensions – String 40 CM
A bag hand made in Banjara style is a multipurpose bag used either to carry/ store stuff or was also used to store jewellery and apparel.
Banjaras or the nomadic tribes have a distinctive embroidery style and designs are either geometric or angular which is influenced by many cultures and locality. The embroidery and motifs are highly influenced by nature and surroundings. The clothes are embroidered with elaborate beadwork, mirror work, shells, ivory beads and colourful threads which create an altogether that reflects a sense of insouciant that is so characteristic of the Banjara’s.
The Banjaras are a tribe of north Indian origin, who moved south into the Deccan plateau and states like Rajasthan and Gujarat during the seventeenth century.