A Small Banjara Pouch: Indian Hand Stitching
ca. mid twentieth century
5 1/4" x 5 1/2", 13.25 cm x 14 cm
This is a wonderfully vibrant, very small cotton bag made of layers of cloth that have been hand stitched together. This is an Indian bag which is made by the Banjara, a nomadic group who are known for their vibrantly colored and stitched textiles.
As can easily be seen, this small bag is hand stitched and is patched, the predominately red and blue ground being host
to neat rows and blocks of white, yellow, blue, orange, red, green and purple hand stitched
decoration. The cotton is rather thick and layered and is just a bit
frayed on the edges.