|Tibet, late 19th century|
This T-shaped belt comprises three heavy straps of multiple joined strands of thickly plaited silver wire inset with filigree silver gilt medallions, and a centralﾠmedallion also inset with a gilded filigree plate. The gilded medallions are in turn inset with turquoise coloured cabochons.
|Location of Origin: Asia|
|Dimensions: dimensions: 46cm x 28.5cm, total weight: 418g|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Other|
|Secondary Classification: Asian Art : Himalayan / Tibetan / Nepalese|
|Belts such as these were worn with the central strap hanging down freely. On important occasions, long strands of pearls, coral and turquoise beads wereﾠattached to the wheel-like end of the central strap. These looped down almost to the ground and back up again where they were attached to the main garmentﾠsomewhere near the shoulder.|
References: A belt of similar form is illustrated in Casey Singer, J.,ﾠGold Jewelry from Tibet and Nepal, Thames and Hudson, 1996, p. 142Clarke, J.,ﾠJewellery of Tibet and the Himalayas, V&A Publications, 2004, p. 67.
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