Prestige Adornment; belt

Title

Prestige Adornment; belt

Identifier

2010.2.15

Subject

African, Oceanic & New World Cultures-Africa

Description

Long section of black and white beadwork in center as interlaced braiding in striped black and white beads with flat beadwork in interlocking diamond pattern; remainder of belt with three rows of horizontal cowries with knots between; imported red cloth backing worn and revealing burlap backing.

Creator

Kuba

Format

clothing; personal artifacts
Palm fiber, cowry shells, antique trade beads; hide, imported fabric including burlap bags
Overall: 32" x 1 1/4" (81.3 x 3.2 cm)

Date

early to mid-20th century

Donor

Gift of Ralph ('65) and Barbara Drake ('68) Bresler

Files

2010.2.15.jpg

Collection

Citation

Kuba, “Prestige Adornment; belt,” Miami University Art Museum, accessed September 21, 2020, https://miamiuniversityartmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/2334.