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Women's Belt (A-ni-shi-lo-wa)

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Handspun wool, commercial cotton twine
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 130 x 3 1/3 in. (323.0 x 8.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 03.325.3376
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo) (Native American). Women's Belt (A-ni-shi-lo-wa), 19th century. Handspun wool, commercial cotton twine, 130 x 3 1/3 in. (323.0 x 8.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.3376. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.3376_belt.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 03.325.3376_belt.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This belt is a fine example of what is known as the Navajo style of weaving. It had probably been passed down through several generations before it was collected. The belt would have been wrapped around the waist, the woman drawing it tightly, fastening it on the left side with a tuck in, allowing the fringe to hang. Photogrpah number two shows the belt wrapped around dress 04.197.5315.
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