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Banjara Embroidery - Red Leather Hand Bag - Pattern 1


This is a one of a kind embroidery on hand stitched leather— created in collaboration with the Banjara, 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. 39cm (15.5") in width, 32cm (12.5") in height, 8cm (3") in depth at the base. Straps measure 25cm (10").

Features: A slightly tapered design with 2 short narrow handles and an inner side pocket perfect for keeping your essentials handy.

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

Meet the Banjara Embroidery Artisans.
Meet the Jawaja Leatherworkers.