We are a Greek/English family-run business established in the UK in 2011. Since then we have built up a large collection of unique items. Hand-picked from private collectors sales. Our choice of items is based on quality, craftsmanship, cultural interest and beauty.We research every single item and aim to provide as much information as possible about its history and provenance. As well as understanding Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French, so please do communicate without fear for any questions you may have. We are here to help and provide any information you need at all times. We have been packing and sending items abroad for many years and have successfully delivered even the most fragile pieces including Venetian mirrors, carved chairs and arabesque tables. A Vintage Banjara Embroidery Dowry Bag with Cowrie Shells.
The Banjara - an ethnic group composed of semi-nomadic tribes found throughout the Indian subcontinent - are renowned for their highly colourful textiles. Embellished with mirrors, shells and intricate embroidery.Banjara work displays a surprisingly modern aesthetic. Created to showcase embroidery skill, protect the owner from harm and channel auspicious powers, the Banjara technique is unique in India and a celebration of the strength of the women who practise it. Info extracted from: https:/ /thamesandhudson. Dimensions: 16 x 16 cm approx. Condition: one little mirror cracked and some fraying on the central.
In the summer of 2013 our shop featured in the BBC series Antiques Road Trip; we have also worked with prop-masters and costume designers in the film industry, supplying jewellery and antiques for productions such as Mr Holmes (with Ian Mckellan), Viceroy's House (directed by Gurinder Chadha), the upcoming Disney production Maleficient II, and the TV series Downton Abbey. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian".The seller is "nasiaauctionsuk" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.