cummerbund; brîu

Woollen belt for a woman.The method of decoration differs in each half. The end probably intended to be most visible has wide bands of blue-black twill-woven weft spaced regularly along the length, separated by sections consisting of narrow bands of cream, blue, pink and black interspersed with tapestry-woven arrow shapes, chiefly in yellow, blue, red and black, and narrow zigzags, with bands of metal thread also within each of these sections. The other half is structured with the same broad blue-black bands, separated by sections consisting of the same coloured bands with narrow pattern-woven bands in various colours. The blue-black warp ends are left loose to form a small fringe at each end. 220 x 23 cm.

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