University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2005-18-14
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mongolian
Provenience: Mongolia
Section:Asian
Materials:Leather
Brass (uncertain)
Silver (uncertain)
Technique:Sewn
Punched
Credit Line:Gift of Paula Sabloff, Mongolian Exhibition, 2005
Other Number:30 - Other Number
B 48 - Other Number

Description

Woman's belt of reddish-purple leather with a metal (brass or silver) decorated buckle, two belt loops, and six holes for sizing. There is a punched curvilinear and circle design along the length of the belt. The reverse is undyed and undecorated. In the 1960s it became the style for women to wear a leather belt with a deel instead of a sash. This belt represents the changeover from traditional sashes to leather belts for women during the socialist era.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan (20 Oct 2001 - 01 Jun 2002) View Objects in Exhibition

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