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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
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
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. The second photograph shows the belt wrapped around dress 04.197.5315.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo). 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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