clothing; belt

Belt formed of a strip of fabric woven with metal-wrapped thread, backed with canvas and with a dstrip of red braid with white chevrons along the upper and lower edge. The belt is decorated with two rows of coins which hang from starnds formed of two white beads, the coins being from the Austro-Hungarian region, chiefly 10 stotinki coins from Bulgaria dated 1912, and also including a 10 filler coin, a 10 para coin and a 10 pfennig coin, the oldest dating from 1896. Attached to the lower edge of the belt is a strip of gold thread fabric with a string of pale pink beads, from which hangs a further row of coins. These include one Italian 20 Centesimi coin dated 1909, but are chiefly a mixture of 18th and 19th century Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian coins. At each end of the belt is one half of a large circular metal buckle with embossed designs arranged within and around a six-pointed star.

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