carrying band

Woman’s carrying band, brow band, chanongseihna. Short broad band made of twilled fibre, formed into a tube at each end, with the fibre strands tied together on the outside of the band. Through each tube is one end of a twisted rope, which is knotted at the other end. These ropes are to tie round the load.

The carrying band fibre is probably ari cane (Calamus erectus, Roxb.) The attached ropes are probably made from the bark of the pazo tree (Hibiscus macrophyllus, Roxb.) (source N.E.Parry 1932 The Lakhers London: Macmillan p25). See description of carrying bands in N.E.Parry 1932 The Lakhers London: Macmillan, pp 25-26. See line drawing illustration in N.E.Parry 1932 The Lakhers London: Macmillan p119 `woman’s carrying band (Chanongseihna)’ NOTE this band was also erroneously numbered on a label NN5923, but has 35.74 inscribed on it.

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