Banjara Armlet - Vintage Tribal Bracelet - Tribal Belly Dance Bracelet Armlet - Shells Coins Bells - Banjara Rabari Lambani Tribal

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$34.00
Item No: JBN0160
Country of Origin: India / Banjara
Materials: Fabric, Coins, Shells, Bells, Mixed Metals
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Authenic vintage Banjara bracelet / armlet.

Length of Fabric Bracelet Band: About 8 inches
Width of Fabric Band:  About 1/2 an inch
Decorative Components:  Coins with small dangles, metal beads, a couple of bells and cowrie shell tassels.
Length of Tassel(s) - decorated portion of ties:  About 3 inches
Materials: Fabric, Mixed Metals, Cowrie Shells
Metal Color: Coins silvery,  beads dull gray
Finish:  Unpolished
Closure:  Ties

Vintage Banjara armlet with shells, beads, bells and coins with dangles on a fabric band.  Ties slip through holes on the end of the band and pull through to be tied to any lenth needed.  Ties could be taken off and longer cord added if desired.  These peices are becoming more difficult to find and are often in well-used condition.  An authentic piece of tribal adornment to add to your collection.  

The Banjara people of India, known by numerous names including  Pindari, Lambani, Labhani Muka, and many others are a traditionally nomadic people.  They are now found mostly in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana.  The word "Banjara" is derived froma  Sanskrit word meaning "wanderers of the jungle".  Banjara women are known to wear colorful and beautiful clothing and have tattos on their hands.  They use shells, mirrors, coins and colorful embroidery to decorate their clothing and wear heavy and highly ornamented jewelry made of silver and both natural and found objects, including glass, wood, bone, reeds, grass and shells.

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