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Belt composed of dark brown and off-white longitudinal alternating bands with light green, pink, purple and black diamond and triangular patterned embroidery in abaca fibre (?) with a blue and a green multi-braided fringe on either end. A stylized bird figure in red is embroidered along with geometric motifs in pink, green and blue cotton fibre near the blue fringe.

History Of Use

Belts, like sashes are worn around the waist to hold other garments in place. Worn by women.

Cultural Context


Specific Techniques

The ground is warp faced, z-spun, s-twist. Ground wefts and 1/2 the warps are dyed forming longitudinal stripes. Most of the embroidery threads are lightly twisted or roving that has not been spun. Those which appear to be cotton are z-spun, 2-ply s. Green and some blue multiple elements; remainder of blue are z-spun 3-ply s. 3 strand 1/1 oblique interlacing on grouped elements. Most are knotted, unknotted ones are unwinding. Blue fringe is loosely grouped into 1/1 oblique interlacing. Fringes are attached by a double row of chain stitches. Fabric is an uncut loom width.

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