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A girl's belt; part of festive attire [see Eu1999,03.1 and Eu1999,03.5.] Made from a length of red woven wool fulled cloth, lined with natural cream tabby woven cotton. Two alternating star-shaped motifs each separated by a circle of small white glass (?) beads, some with a black faceted bead in the centre. Star-shaped motifs composed of dark blue and yellow long, tubular beads, with additional small white, green and yellow beads. Belt edged with black cotton velvet ribbon on all four edges. Fastened with two metal hooks, with four metal eyes. Belt stiffened with cardboard (?).
- Production date
Length: 65 centimetres
Width: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Two original black and white photographs taken by donor's great-aunt (who initially collected the costume) with three additional postcards, in Pictorial Archive.
Although acquired with a costume apparently from Brittany, this belt is Norwegian, the form and decoration typical of Hardanger, see the Hardanger Folkemuseum website: www.hardangerogvossmuseum.no/umbraco/ImageGen.aspx?image=/media/119962/03.jpg
See also collection Eu1997,06.5.6 (belt), 8 (hat) and 9 (plastron) for similar work from Norway
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by the donor's great-aunt whilst travelling in the Brittany in the 1920s.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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