Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Small Coin Purse from Banjara gypsy tribe with traditional weaving / embroidery.
Probably used to carry betel nit, choona boxes or coins
Fits in one’s palm
Decorated Functional item
Has seen years of use
Estimated to be from the 1960s
Has condition problems – fading, minor thread loss etc as can be seen in the photos – item is not perfect.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.