Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Rajasthan Banjara Mirrored Embroidered Medicine Pouch with Cowrie Shells and Handmade Beads

    $45.00
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    This is an old Rajasthan Banjara Mirrored Embroidered Medicine Pouch with Cowrie Shells and Handmade Beads from Northern India.  The textile in muted shades of burgundy, mustard, and deep brown has been handwoven and vegetable dyed by women of the nomadic Banjara tribe.  Five hand blown glass mirrors were inset on each side and secured with embroidered embellishments.  Two strands of cowrie shells are attached to each side and three dangles of metal and handmade deep brown beads hang from the bottom.  There is a string tie on top.  The pouch measures 3.5" long by 3.25" wide with 3" cowrie shell strands and 1.5" dangles.  These old pouches are rapidly disappearing, as they are being cut up to make more contemporary bags. This Rajasthan Banjara Mirrored Embroidered Medicine Pouch with Cowrie Shells and Handmade Beads is in very good condition, given its age.  It is missing two mirrors on one side.