Cowrie Beaded Akha Belt

Title

Cowrie Beaded Akha Belt

Description

Donor note: Handmade cowrie shell, Akha belt embroidered with beads and silver coins with an image of a Thai guarding lion.

Creator

Unknown

Date

1980-1989

Contributor

Gift from Kay King

Identifier

HCC_FA_2018_P2-228

Coverage

Thailand

Extent

Waist: 30"

Curator Notes

Excellent condition. There is some discoloration in some Cowrie shells and silver coins.

Textile

Cotton, Shell, and Beads

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Accession Number

1988.46.5

Files

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Citation

Unknown, “Cowrie Beaded Akha Belt,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed April 5, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/442.

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