Turquoise Banjara bag, red antique fabric, tribal coins, cross body bag, fringe bag, boho bag, banjara bag

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Turquoise Banjara bag, red antique fabric, tribal coins, cross body bag, fringe bag, boho bag, banjara bag

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$81.23

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Item details

Vintage from before 2000

Materials

Banjara fabric, suede, embroidery, mirror fabric, leather, tribal coins, antique coins

Turquoise Banjara bag with red fabric and coins.

This stunning bag is handmade from beautiful vintage embroidery Banjara fabrics and leather by Banjara women in India. Combined with Suede leather.
This handmade and unique Banjara bag is fringed and has a beaded badge on the front.

You can wear this bag cross-body and is perfect for festivals, a night out or traveling.

This bag is OOAK, One Of A Kind.
You will receive the exact bag from this picture

Height is 23 cm x Length is 24 cm x Width 6 cm
Shoulder strap is 105 cm

The fabric used for these bags are real vintage fabrics with embroideries.
As a result, some bags may show some irregularities
But I think that is the charm of these bags .....
Please keep this in mind before your purchase.

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The story about Banjara fabric:

Banjara Embroidery and Needle work has been derived from gypsies and nomads of Andhra Pradesh. Colorful, vibrant and live are the words synonymous with this embroidery. The colorful lifestyle of Banjaras residing in this state is displayed through their high-spirited clothes.
This form of embroidery is basically a local art form of the tribals or ‘Banjaras’ living in this state’s Telangana Region. The embroidery done by Kutch Banjaras and Gujarat Banjaras is slightly different. This embroidery is unique in its style and a matchless quality has been achieved by using brightness and originality. The intricate embroidery done as part of this art form involves a lot of geometrical combinations using squares, diamonds and triangles.
Colorful threads are used in the embroidery that reflects the vibrant life style of Banjaras. Their imagination knows no bounds and they just need a needle, a piece of cloth and some colorful thread. To embellish an article, they also make use of shells, beads and mirrors. The sunlight reflected through the mirror accentuates the beauty of this work. 
Mirrors are extensively used in Banjara Embroidery and this is the distinctive feature of this art form. A cornucopia of designs and figures are created using simple stitches like herringbone, chain stitch, short and long stitch. A wide array of articles are made using this embroidery like bags, dress sets for women and girls, cushion covers, skirts, blouse pieces, kurtas, household furnishings and bedspreads.

History of Banjara Embroidery
Originated from North India, a popular tribe Banjaras moved to the Deccan Plateau deep in south during 17th century as baggage train carters in the reign of Aurangzeb, a prominent Mughal Emperor. Working as carters was the traditional profession of these Banjaras that they had to leave as 19th century saw the building and development of British Railways. They are now spread over the Deccan Plateau, living in small villages referred to as “tandas”. Today, they work as casual laborers. Fine clothes and tribal jewelery makes the Banjara women look more beautiful. Even while occupied with hard labor, they wear their jewelery in all its finery. They work in the road construction sites, breaking stones.
Banjara Embroidery is known for its vibrancy in colors and use of articles like coins, cowrie shells, woolen tassels, beads, mirror, cotton and many others as embellishments. The textiles embroidered by them simply look stunning. Andhra Pradesh women wear gorgeous cholis, ghaghras and odnis with bold mirror and appliqué work. In adjoining states, the similar embroidery work is done in a more subtle manner and the use of embellishments is slightly less than Andhra Pradesh. Beautiful square and rectangle work embroidered using stem and cross stitches is carried out in Maharashtra and Nimar and Malwa districts in Madhya Pradesh. They also use herring bone stitch closely together among a grid. Angularly zoomorphic or geometric designs are created on the textiles. Tassled rumals are mostly embroidered that are then edged with mirrors or cowries. Other articles are batua or purse, women clothes like odhnis, cholis and ghaghras.
The embroidery is majority done of a blue or a brown colored cloth that are quilted. This way, the color contrast is easily decipherable and moreover, the embroidery comes out beautifully. Sometimes quilting stitches are used in patterning in which cotton threads are used to create unusual geometric patterns. Sometimes cotton or woolen thread is used to create intricate embroidery. Besides purses, bags and clothes, a head ring is also embroidered using unique stitches. This is also known as “indhoni” and a woman keeps it on her hand to balance a water pot on her head.
Turquoise Banjara bag with red fabric and coins.

This stunning bag is handmade from beautiful vintage embroidery Banjara fabrics and leather by Banjara women in India. Combined with Suede leather.
This handmade and unique Banjara bag is fringed and has a beaded badge on the front.

You can wear this bag cross-body and is perfect for festivals, a night out or traveling.

This bag is OOAK, One Of A Kind.
You will receive the exact bag from this picture

Height is 23 cm x Length is 24 cm x Width 6 cm
Shoulder strap is 105 cm

The fabric used for these bags are real vintage fabrics with embroideries.
As a result, some bags may show some irregularities
But I think that is the charm of these bags .....
Please keep this in mind before your purchase.

***********************************************************************************************************
The story about Banjara fabric:

Banjara Embroidery and Needle work has been derived from gypsies and nomads of Andhra Pradesh. Colorful, vibrant and live are the words synonymous with this embroidery. The colorful lifestyle of Banjaras residing in this state is displayed through their high-spirited clothes.
This form of embroidery is basically a local art form of the tribals or ‘Banjaras’ living in this state’s Telangana Region. The embroidery done by Kutch Banjaras and Gujarat Banjaras is slightly different. This embroidery is unique in its style and a matchless quality has been achieved by using brightness and originality. The intricate embroidery done as part of this art form involves a lot of geometrical combinations using squares, diamonds and triangles.
Colorful threads are used in the embroidery that reflects the vibrant life style of Banjaras. Their imagination knows no bounds and they just need a needle, a piece of cloth and some colorful thread. To embellish an article, they also make use of shells, beads and mirrors. The sunlight reflected through the mirror accentuates the beauty of this work. 
Mirrors are extensively used in Banjara Embroidery and this is the distinctive feature of this art form. A cornucopia of designs and figures are created using simple stitches like herringbone, chain stitch, short and long stitch. A wide array of articles are made using this embroidery like bags, dress sets for women and girls, cushion covers, skirts, blouse pieces, kurtas, household furnishings and bedspreads.

History of Banjara Embroidery
Originated from North India, a popular tribe Banjaras moved to the Deccan Plateau deep in south during 17th century as baggage train carters in the reign of Aurangzeb, a prominent Mughal Emperor. Working as carters was the traditional profession of these Banjaras that they had to leave as 19th century saw the building and development of British Railways. They are now spread over the Deccan Plateau, living in small villages referred to as “tandas”. Today, they work as casual laborers. Fine clothes and tribal jewelery makes the Banjara women look more beautiful. Even while occupied with hard labor, they wear their jewelery in all its finery. They work in the road construction sites, breaking stones.
Banjara Embroidery is known for its vibrancy in colors and use of articles like coins, cowrie shells, woolen tassels, beads, mirror, cotton and many others as embellishments. The textiles embroidered by them simply look stunning. Andhra Pradesh women wear gorgeous cholis, ghaghras and odnis with bold mirror and appliqué work. In adjoining states, the similar embroidery work is done in a more subtle manner and the use of embellishments is slightly less than Andhra Pradesh. Beautiful square and rectangle work embroidered using stem and cross stitches is carried out in Maharashtra and Nimar and Malwa districts in Madhya Pradesh. They also use herring bone stitch closely together among a grid. Angularly zoomorphic or geometric designs are created on the textiles. Tassled rumals are mostly embroidered that are then edged with mirrors or cowries. Other articles are batua or purse, women clothes like odhnis, cholis and ghaghras.
The embroidery is majority done of a blue or a brown colored cloth that are quilted. This way, the color contrast is easily decipherable and moreover, the embroidery comes out beautifully. Sometimes quilting stitches are used in patterning in which cotton threads are used to create unusual geometric patterns. Sometimes cotton or woolen thread is used to create intricate embroidery. Besides purses, bags and clothes, a head ring is also embroidered using unique stitches. This is also known as “indhoni” and a woman keeps it on her hand to balance a water pot on her head.

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I recommend a registered delivery for the higher priced products.

Sorry, I cannot be held responsible for packages the mailman has lost or a neighbor has misplaced! If you'd like shipping insurance, please let me know.

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Although I live in Singapore, most of the items are shipped from the Netherlands and can be shipped to worldwide destinations.
But my new creations are shipped from Singapore. In every it is stated where the item is shipped from. Please check the information.
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** All other countries

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If you want more information about shippingcosts, you can visit the (Dutch) website:
http://www.postnl.nl/voorthuis/brief-versturen/

Shipped from Singapore:
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https://www.singpost.com/postage-rate


All items are shipped within 3 working days of your payment clearing.
Shipping within the Netherlands normally takes 2-3 working days.
Shipped to Europe normally take 5-8 working days.
Shipped to USA 3-6 working days.
Shipped to the rest of the world takes approximately 1-2 weeks, although customs can occasionally delay packages further.

!! Please check the website of www.post.nl (Dutch) if you need more detailed information about deliverytimes, because for every country it could be different.

Via Track & Trace (https://mijnpakket.postnl.nl/) you can follow your shipment very easy trough internet.
The system supports the following countries:
Belgium, Hongkong, Portugal, Denmark, Hungary, Singapore, Germany, Ireland,
Slovakia, Estland, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, japan, Switserland, France, Luxembourg.

I cannot be held responsible for packages the mailman has lost or a neighbor has misplaced! If you'd like shipping insurance, please let me know.

You are responsible for all taxes and customs in your country.
Here you can get an idea of the costs: http://www.ehow.com/how_6764301_calculate-customs-charges.html
** IMPORTANT ** ** IMPORTANT ** ** IMPORTANT ** ** IMPORTANT **
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
All shipments are shipped WITHOUT Track & Trace.
If you want a Track & Trace shipment, you need to ask for this, since the shipping costs will be higher.
I recommend a registered delivery for the higher priced products.

Sorry, I cannot be held responsible for packages the mailman has lost or a neighbor has misplaced! If you'd like shipping insurance, please let me know.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Although I live in Singapore, most of the items are shipped from the Netherlands and can be shipped to worldwide destinations.
But my new creations are shipped from Singapore. In every it is stated where the item is shipped from. Please check the information.
Don't hesitate to ask for any information.
Orders are shipped to your address stated on your Etsy account.
Please make sure all address detail are correct, to avoid any problems with shipping.

With registered mail (with proof of shipment) you have to sign for the shipment.
Any overcharge will be refunded.....

* Countries in Europe:

Albanië, Andorra, België, Bosnië-Herzegovina, Bulgarije, Canarische Eilanden, Cyprus, Denemarken, Duitsland, Estland, Faeröer Eilanden, Finland, Frankrijk (inclusief Corsica en Monaco), Gibraltar, Griekenland, Groenland, Hongarije, Ierland, IJsland, Italië, Kanaaleilanden, Kroatië, Letland, Liechtenstein, Litouwen, Luxemburg, Macedonië, Malta, Moldavië, Montenegro, Nederland, Noorwegen, Oekraïne, Oostenrijk, Polen, Portugal (inclusief Azoren en Madeira), Roemenië, Rusland (inclusief Aziatisch deel), San Marino, Servië, Slovenië, Slowakije, Spanje (inclusief Balearen, exclusief Canarische eilanden), Tsjechië, Turkije (inclusief Aziatisch deel), Vaticaanstad, Verenigd Koninkrijk, Wit-Rusland, Zweden, Zwitserland.

** All other countries

Shipped from the Netherlands:
---------------------------------------
If you want more information about shippingcosts, you can visit the (Dutch) website:
http://www.postnl.nl/voorthuis/brief-versturen/

Shipped from Singapore:
--------------------------------
https://www.singpost.com/postage-rate


All items are shipped within 3 working days of your payment clearing.
Shipping within the Netherlands normally takes 2-3 working days.
Shipped to Europe normally take 5-8 working days.
Shipped to USA 3-6 working days.
Shipped to the rest of the world takes approximately 1-2 weeks, although customs can occasionally delay packages further.

!! Please check the website of www.post.nl (Dutch) if you need more detailed information about deliverytimes, because for every country it could be different.

Via Track & Trace (https://mijnpakket.postnl.nl/) you can follow your shipment very easy trough internet.
The system supports the following countries:
Belgium, Hongkong, Portugal, Denmark, Hungary, Singapore, Germany, Ireland,
Slovakia, Estland, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, japan, Switserland, France, Luxembourg.

I cannot be held responsible for packages the mailman has lost or a neighbor has misplaced! If you'd like shipping insurance, please let me know.

You are responsible for all taxes and customs in your country.
Here you can get an idea of the costs: http://www.ehow.com/how_6764301_calculate-customs-charges.html