sash; waistcloth

Cotton band, woven and dyed in indigo and red, the fringe dividing into two at each end. The band/belt has been woven such that there are diamond shapes in red on the front, while the reverse is plain blue. From the central part of the band, strands of hair (goat/women) hang in bunches, bound at the top with a double line of yellow fibre (one short and another long). Most of the hair is dyed red, but there are three bunches which are pale, apparently undyed.

People of high status who have given a feast of merit are entitled to use such sashes, which are generally worn across the chest.

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