waistband (belt (clothing: accessories))

Braid. Oblong shape; folded in two to hold in the waist better. Multi-coloured geometrical designs, placed at regular intervals (between two borders), uniformly repeated down the entire length. This type of braid is worn by both men and women over their smocks. Length 100 cm; Width 15 cm. (Homemade wool, purchased cotton).

Collection Information

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