girdle (waist ornament)

A rectangular length of fine netting with two shells attached at one end. This has been done by splitting the net into two at this end, passing each piece through a rough hole in each shell and tying it in a large knot. The knots have then been coated in mud or similar to make them solid. At almost half way in from the other end, three short lengths of Dentalium shells have been threaded.

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