Banjara Vintage Tribal Choli Top - Tribal Belly Dance Costume Choli Mirror Textile - Banjara Lambani Ribari

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Item No: TCX0001
Country of Origin: India
Materials: Fabric, Glass Mirrors
Qty in Stock: 1


Vintage Banjara tribal choli top with mirror trim.

Chest Measurement: 18.5 inches from side to side at widest part
Shoulder to Bottom Hem Measurement: 17 inches
Fabric Colors: Red, blue, white, yellow, bits of green
Materials:  Cotton fabrics, glass mirrors
No missing or cracked mirrors.  
Clean and in good condition.  
This choli is VERY SMALL.

Vintage shisha mirror choli top for tribal belly dance costuming DIY.  Tribal fabrics and handworked shisha mirrors.  Ties in the back at the top and around the chest.  One of the top ties is missing.  I really have no idea how to measure these, so if you have questions or if there are other measurements I can give, please contact me for more information at  Vintage mirrorwork pieces are often faded, frayed and sometimes a bit dirty from repeated tribal use.  Older mirros may be scratched, cracked, or the reflective backing may be wearing off in places or perhaps almost entirely gone.  Each piece will vary in condition.   


These pieces are entirely produced by hand and measurements will vary in places.  This item is an old clothing item and may be worn or frayed, faded or discolored, have raw edges, may be dirty or smell of animals, smoke or incense.   I try to describe my pieces in as much detail as possible, noting any flaws, but please look at the photos on this page closely to be sure of what you are purchasing.  

Banjara, or Lambani, women use brightly colored fabrics, shisha mirror work, beads and shells to embellish every part of their clothing and personal accessories. Mirrors and cowrie shells are added to the edges of blouses and hems of skirts and incorporated  into tassels and jewelry. Every piece of fabric has at least some mirror work to attract the eye. Banjara women are holding tightly to their ancient modes of dress, which are said to be the most colorful and elaborate of any tribe in India. This exuberance in adornment is even extended to their animals!


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