After more than two days of work 'Summer Moon' was created...
A new Limited Edition design, with only three available. She features a vintage Kashmiri pendant, etched by hand, circa 1960s, from Northern India, plus 100 cowrie shells hand selected and strung onto kangaroo-hide leather. 'Summer Moon' also features antique white metal beads from the Oromo People of Ethiopia, paired with ceramic disk beads from Mykonos, Greece. To finish the necklace, we used two beautiful decorative cylinder beads from the nomadic Banjara Tribe of Northern India.
About the Banjara Tribe
The Banjara People are a collective of nomadic gypsy tribes from Northern India. They are said to be the descendants of the Roma gypsies from Europe who migrated to India through the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and finally settled in Rajasthan.
Originally the Banjaras were bullock transport carriers and builders of great monuments. For centuries they efficiently moved their enormous caravans through the vast roadless tracks of India guaranteeing safe conduct for grain, salt and messages.
Due to the nomadic nature of their culture, the Banjara's traditionally ‘wore’ their wealth thus creating a unique aesthetic, colorful dress and spectacular jewelry quite unlike any other tribe.
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