1098 Antique Maloh Belt Sash with Cowries & Beads

Ceremonial Sash Belt

Made by fixing cowrie shells, shell cores and beads onto fabric

The type of cowries used here are preferred by the Maloh group.

Worn during festivals and ceremonies

Maloh People, Borneo

Estimated to be from the 1920s-1930s

28 inches x 1.5 inches

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