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belt

Date: 1960 - 1979
Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Technique: weaving
Material: cotton, silk
Dimensions: 47 x 10 in. (119 x 26 cm)
Credit: Gift of Mr. John & Dr. Ruth C. Morrissey
Accession Number: 1992.08.222


Comments: Woman's kera vs. man's see pp. 96, 121 in 'From the Land of the Thunder Dragon.'  Brocaded rectangular belt with white cotton ground fringed at one end.  Supplementary weft brocade done in multicolored silk and cotton diamond, zigzag, and fret patterns.  There are five pink pin stripes in the warp.

Bibliography List
This object has the following bibliographic references:
  • Myers, Diana K. and Susan S. Bean. From the Land of the Thunder Dragon:  Textile Arts of Bhutan. Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA , 1994.
  • Mark Bartholomew. Thunder Dragon Textiles from Bhutan: The Bartholomew Collection. , 1985.
  • Mark Bartholomew. Thunder Dragon:  A Selection of Textiles from Bhutan. Kathmandu, Nepal , 1980.
  • Barbara S. Adams. Traditional Bhutanese Textiles. White Orchid Press. Bangkok , 1984.

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diamond
stripe
zig-zag
triangle
fretwork
thunderbolt, double
Chinese wall
geometric



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