Banjara Animal Covering with Mirror WorkBanjara Animal Covering with Mirror Work

Banjara Animal Covering with Mirror Work

The nomadic Banjara people originated in North India yet moved to the Deccan Plateau in the South in the 17th Century. They once worked as carters during the development of the British Railways. Banjara Embroidery is known for it’s vibrant colors, geometric patterns, and the use of embellishments such as coins, cowrie shells, beads, mirror and metal. Angular zoomorphic and geometric designs are created on their pieces and often have cowrie shells around the edge of the textile. The Banjara’s embroidery are usually done with blue, yellow, and red cloth that are quilted.

This piece was made by the Banjara people in the 20th Century and it is an animal covering that has mirror work throughout.

Circa: 20th century

Origin: India

Material: Cotton, Mirror, Cowrie shells

Condition: Good

Dimensions: 10.5" x 8"

Inventory number: TX4668

$75

This piece was made by the Banjara people in the 20th Century and it is an animal covering that has mirror work throughout.

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