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ANTIQUE Tribal Belly Dance SKIRT 799d4 (waist 30")
ANTIQUE-Tribal-Belly-Dance-SKIRT-799d4-waist-30
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Item condition:
Pre-owned
Ended:
Jul 28, 2012
Price:
US $89.00
Best offer accepted  
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$10.00 Expedited Shipping | See details
Item location:
Manchester, NH, United States

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eBay item number:
370591407997
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  Apr 24, 2012 19:03:12 PDT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and ... Read moreabout the condition
 
Authentic Rajasthan Banjara Tribal Skirt
Used, Worn, Antique, expect small defects... etc....
Waist 30 inches (76cm)
Rise 7 inches (18cm)
Length 31 inches (79cm)
One of a Kind - 799d4














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Auction Item Description
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This great Authentic Antique MIRRORED SKIRT from the Banjara Tribe of the Rajasthan Desert in central India is great for BELLY DANCE or wearing to that special Tribal Party or event!. Handmade in India, this is not new, and has "character", meaning that there is wear, and it is clearly and unmistakably authentic and has been worn by the tribal women. ...we only have these few, and they are not new reproductions, all of them including this one are authentic ... so expect a missing or broken mirror or two and signs of wear. The top part of the skirt, where the mirrors are, is lined, and the skirt part is single layer. There is intriguing needlepoint and embroidery work throughout, and the skirt has some weight to it ::smile::

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We have measured the waist and the length, and it is shown in the pictures above. Some of them have two tie cords, some have only one, and on some both tie cords are missing. I would expect that you would not use the tie cords anyway, and that you would do the final fitting, any seam repair, and make an attachment, once you get it. . . . Remember, if you get ANY of our items, and it fails to meet your expectations for ANY reason, return it for an immediate and cheerful refund! ::smile::

The Banjara are a nomadic people, who 2300 years ago descended from Roma gypsies of Europe who migrated through the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and finally settled down in the deserts of Rajasthan in India. The colourful stream of the Banjaras began to travel down to the South in the 14th century. In the early 1800s, following the invasion by the armies of Aurangzeb, and thanks to the number of cattle they owned, the Banjaras worked for the Moghuls as commissariat carriers transporting provisions and arms, setting up camps on the outskirts of army encampments. When the Southern campaigns ended, the Banjaras forgot their desert homes in Rajasthan and settled down in the Deccan, the plateau of central peninsular India.

Today the Banjara lifestyle has naturally altered and the tribals have had to abandon their packs of animals and take to working as laborers on building and construction projects. Despite all this, their traditional customs, manners and ceremonies have undergone little change and their migratory instinct is still intact. They move wherever work is available, set up their temporary hamlets and build simple homes of mud and bamboo plaits. They keep very few domestic possessions and make do with earthen vessels, small quilts, bamboo and date mats and some rickety wooden articles. Brass and copper vessels are only recent additions and even these are very few in each family. The younger generation prefers to settle down to pucca (permanent) jobs in cities. Some are already plying rickshaws in Hyderabad while many have taken to other regular jobs.

The Banjara women, however, are holding steadfast to their ancient mode of dress which is perhaps the most colorful and elaborate of any tribal group in India. Undoubtedly, their dress and jewelry sets them apart from all others. Their full length skirt, is blazing red with borders embroidered in mustard and green thread. The odhni (mantle) which covers the head is long enough to drape down their backs almost touching the feet. This also elaborately embroidered and studded with little mirrors which embellish their cholis (blouses). A variety of materials - silver, brass, some gold, cowries, ivorry, animal bone and even plastic - are used in the making of a Banjara wardrobe. The women wear pretty silver anklets which clink as they walk barefoot. Long silver earrings are conspicuous, and patterned cowrie shells decorate their hair, and are worn on their wrists and ankles. The hundreds of cowries that the Banjara tribal women wear are very auspicious as they represent Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity. These women are mainly laborers but wear all their jewelry and embroidered clothing to do heavy work, which could consist of road construction or brick carrying. In the lower picture you can see the costumes of the Banjara that they wear every day.



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Payment Methods
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Sales only by MC/Visa/Amex/eCheck (using PayPal). A PayPal invoice will be sent automatically to make it easy to pay. Also, if you order several items we will send a combined PayPal invoice so you can pay all at once, with combined shipping charges! ... Thanks!!

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Shipments to USA and APO addresses
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Since this is a large heavy item, about 4 - 5 lbs, we need to use the Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. Buyer pays $10 for USPS 2 Day Priority Mail to USA or APO addresses. Note that you may add other items from our auction offerings at NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE!

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International Shipments
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International shipments are actual cost only, no markup, no handling charges!... Since this is a large heavy item, about 2kg, we need to use the Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. Buyer pays $23.95 to Canada or Mexico, or $38.95 to other countries. ...the good news is that we can fit more in it FREE...we will always try to combine items to get the best rate on shipping for you. ::smile::

Some countries are quite fast in processing incoming packages from the USA....for example, the UK, Australia, and Germany are very quick through customsSome countries are much slower...Canada, for example....My experience is that even though we are only a couple of hours drive from the border , it may take several days longer to get even to downtown Montreal than it would be for a package to be delivered to a small hamlet somewhere in the highlands of Scotland....

And then there is Italy.....ahhhhh....I love Italy....the people, the food, the wine...what a wonderful place Italy is....please expect that shipments to Italy will be delayed by slow customs processing, slow mail delivery, train service delays due to daily labor strikes, etc., etc., etc,....

I am terribly sorry, but due to the delays, incompetence, and lack of urgency of the Customs and Postal systems I must now require that all shipments to ITALY, RUSSIA, GREECE, and ARGENTINA be through the more expensive Express Mail with Tracking. The Express Mail cost for this 2kg item is $49, and will provide us with a detailed tracking showing exactly where your package is delayed.

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