She Sold Her Soul to Rock n Roll
Posted on August 22, 2013
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This piece titled ‘She Sold Her Soul to Rock n Roll’, features:
- Antique pectoral crucifix with wooden inlay, circa 1930s.
- Old Indian silver alloy coin pendants from Nepal, undated.
- Skull beads intricately hand carved from buffalo horn, using a 300-year-old design passed down through generations of a family of carvers.
- Old cylinder beads from the nomadic Banjara Tribe of Northern India (see history below).
- Antique barrel key from India.
- Knotted kangaroo hide leather.
- AUD $549
Width of crucifix: 5cm
Length is measured from the back of neck to the end of the piece.
Width is measured at the widest point of the main feature.
Due to the handcrafted nature of this product sizing may vary slightly from the dimensions listed.
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 of 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, they traditionally ‘wore’ their wealth creating a unique aesthetic, colorful dress and spectacular jewelry quite unlike any other tribe.