Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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monkey skin belt
  • Africa
  • monkey skin belt, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • leather, monkey skin?, metal
  • Object Length/Width: 91 x 24 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 13/16 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Marshall Lamer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0229

This thin leather belt is covered with a long fringe of twisted monkey skin. Both ends have tufts of dark red fuzzy fabric. Significant amounts of the twisted monkey skin fringe has broken off. Some of the fringe has knotted strings. There is a metal buckle to secure the belt.