Belt

This cream coloured belt is made of a woven strip of textile and decorated with wool thread. There are pink and blue cords to fasten the belt, which end in a bundle of coloured wool thread danglers. As the donor information is lacking for this jacket, details of its exact provenance are unknown, however the belt forms part of a Lisu women’s outfit worn for special occasions or weddings with the other following components: headcloth 106/2000/5, apron 106/2000/2, shin sleeves 106/2000/4/1 and tunic 106/2000/7. The combination of the jacket, leggings, head cloth, double apron and belt make this Lisu outfit an important asset to the Burmese textile collection. Although a modern example of the same outfit was commissioned by Brighton Museum, RAMM has a unique original example of what the Lisu women would have worn, which for research purposes can be utilised in comparison with the modern outfits that the Lisu wear today.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
106/2000/6
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Collection Area Region
SE
Material
cotton
Common Name
belt
Simple Name
accessory
Production Country
Myanmar

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