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beaded belt
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • cloth, beading
  • Object Diameter: 28 cm
    Object Diameter: 11 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3293

The dark brown cloth belt is stuffed with an unknown material. The ends of the stuffed portion are tapered and wrapped with dark brown cloth. There are dark brown cloth ties. The stuffed portion is decorated with a beaded panel that covers the external portion of the belt. There are three stripes of triangles in black and dark blue alternating with white. The stripes are separated by red bands.