This coin belt is from an era when gold and silver coins were in use and a handful amounted to a significant sum of money. Used by the men of the nomadic tribes of Western India.
Densely handwoven. Stiff and hard so as to protect the contents.
Probably using the split ply technique that is also used in making camel girths
The string tie has come off on one end and has been tied to the stump.
Age unknown but estimated to be from the 1960s-1970s
56cm x 7cm
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.