Maasai Belt SB.1.47

Maasai Belt SB.1.47

SB.1.47
Belt
Girdle. Maasai. Kenya. No 90. XI.E.15. Original list: Maasai. Belt. Leather, beads, vegetable fiber. Man, warrior "Leather belt covered with small multicolored glass pearls and provided at the back with a structured ornamental cutout, a rectangle with two triangles pointing upwards. The beadwork of the belt is blue. ornament combines several geometric patterns and several colors: triangles, rectangles, lines. The two triangles are bordered by fine aluminum inlays. Ornaments of this type were originally worn at the waist by Maasai warriors, just above the buttocks, left naked. See "Masai spear-throwing" in J. Adamson. 1967: 231 See "(...) The beaded belts, in which the warriors carry their knives, are gifts from mother or girlfriends, signifying their love and admiration for the men "in A. Fisher. 1984: 19.
Category: Belt
Material: Leather. Glass beads. Plant fiber.
Location: Kenya
Dimensions in Centimeters:
Length: 20
Width: 16
Height: .3
Other dim .: Original list: W: 0.3 H: 20 L: 16

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