I was fortunate to be able to purchase a large collection of exquisitely embroidered and stitched Antique Gypsy Kuchi & Lambani Textiles - and I am making special pouches, blessing bags, bangles and other items out of them. I hope you find them as special and mysterious as I do- their owners are unknown but their spirit is definitely colorful and creative!
Unique Antique Lambani Embroidered Pouch with Silver Metal & Fabric Tassels..inside the stitched openings are original images from the rare 1907 astrology and religion book by Lyman E Stowe...in the pouch are the pages of all 12 Zodiac attributes
Rare Antique Cowrie Shell Tassel - Starting over three thousand years ago, cowry shells were used as Chinese currency. Caravans of Arab traders were probably the first to introduce the cowrie shell into West Africa, possibly as early as the 8th century. By the 15th century the shells circulated as money, especially in the Empire of Mali.
Hand strung Chain of dozens of polished gemstones, agate,wood beads,turquoise heishi,rock quartz and antique red seed beads
Antique Sterling 4 Way Cross
Tiny Antique Coptic Cross
Red Coral Stick
Silver Capped Amethyst Slice Pendant
Antique Kuchi Findings
Tiny Silver Capped Quartz Point
Found Shell from our local cove
Sterling Rolo Chain
Necklaces measure 24 and 32 inches long
Ephemera pouch measures 2 3/4 X 2 3/4 inches