belt (waist ornament)

Woman's waistbelt made of bands of Pandanus leaf attached to each other by three pieces of fibre yied around them. At six points there are four strings of dentalium shells attached to the belt by a piece of fibre which passes through all the sections of leaf. There is painted decoration on the outside of the belt in dark brown, mostly vertical stripes. The shape has been distorted so that it is roughly oval.

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