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beaded belt
  • Bhaca peoples
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1976
  • plant fiber, beading, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 x 32 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/16 x 12 5/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Anne Hart
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3369

A beaded belt with an interior made of plant fiber, in many small braids separated into two stacked bundles. The beaded decoration has a white field. The black crosses with red centers are separated by clusters of small black and red triangles. The bottom edge is decorated with long twisted and looped strands of white beads, with black and red near the points of attachment.