Women's Belt (A-ni-shi-lo-wa)
Arts of the Americas
Handspun wool, commercial cotton twine
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Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
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She-we-na (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)
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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.
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