Materials & Technique
textiles, silk, cotton, local cotton cloth, metal ornaments, metal beads, glass beads, ceramic beads, plastic buttons, factory printed cotton lining; silk, cotton, metal ornaments, beads, buttons, printed cotton lining; fringing, embroidery: cross stitch, cross stitch ribbing, running stitch
band 5.6 h x 58.0 w cm fringe 10.0 h cm
: Purchased 1985 Accession No
: NGA 85.305
Worn to hold robes closed, belts are an important functional aspect of costume, as well as status symbols. This elaborately decorated baby’s belt features cross-stitch embroidery of rams’ heads or horns – a motif associated with protection.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2011
From: Asian gallery extended display label