A finely crafted ceremonial belt from Bhutan
Red felted cloth with metal buckles and accents and leather fasteners
Estimated to be from the mid-late 1800s
Six intricately crafted metal ornaments.
Length: 97 cm
Items from Bhutan are not readily available commercially. The small community with its high contentment quotient rarely trades the wealth of its heirlooms for financial wealth. This is one of the few pieces that has come up for sale.
Also included is an image of other similar pieces - seeing them together allows us to compare and contrast the finesse of this piece!
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.