Hand Embroidered Envelop Pouch, Gujarat Banjara-1865

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Hand embroidered Envelop Pouch, Gujarat

Dimensions – 51 X 19 CM

Hand embroidered in Banjara style this envelope pouch is used to store letters and also sometimes used by women to store their day to day use small items.

Banjaras or the nomadic tribes have a distinctive embroidery style and designs are either geometric or angularwhich 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 colorful threadswhich create an altogether that reflects a sense of insouciant that is so characteristic of theBanjara’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.