belt (clothing: accessories)

Belt (cotton and leather). Woven in coloured wefts over heavy black warp; stripes of plain colour and stripes of herring-bone and saw-tooth pattern in red green white and black. Three iron buckles on leather straps and sewn into a leather panel fasten onto three thin leather straps set about a third of the length of the belt. This third is double and may have been used as a pocket. The remainder of the belt is single and presumably wraps around the body. Finished with a tassle. 70" x 3". [textile]

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk