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Banjara Embroidery - Brown Leather Shoulder Bag - Pattern 1


This is one-of-a-kind embroidery on hand stitched leather. The piece is the result of a collaboration between the Banjara embroiderers (a semi-nomadic tribe of Southern India) and the Jawaja Leatherworkers.

Banjara Embroidery deploys one of the largest stitch vocabularies of any cultural group. Fully committed to strong bold patterns, most motifs are based on a geometry of nested and altered squares. Both mirrors and motifs have auspicious power and are believed to offer protection from harm.

Size is approx. 23cm (9") in width, 27cm (10.5") in height, 8cm (3") in depth at the base (tapers to 5.5cm (2.25") at the top.  Adjustable strap measure 126cm (49.5").

Features: The clean lines give a simple, crisp style. With it's spacious main compartment featuring a large inner leather pocket there's room to spare. The adjustable strap can be worn over the shoulder or on one shoulder.

Note: The Banjara embroidery pieces are one of a kind.

Meet the Banjara Embroidery Artisans.
Meet the Jawaja Leatherworkers.