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Native American Wedding Belt
Native American Wedding Belt
Resource Typeimage
TitleNative American Wedding Belt
Coverage / YearSoutheast United States; c. 1907
DescriptionThe main section of the belt is 4" wide and 20-1/2" long. It is made of black wool and lined on the back with brown linen; the edges are trimmed with green silk. The front is decorated with tiny glass beads of many colors sewn on in an abstract floral pattern. Long, narrow tapes woven of red wool and ending in red wool yarn tassels serve to fasten the belt around the wearer's waist.
InterpretationThis belt or sash was worn as part of a bride's wedding outfit.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican communities in history; Native American Stories; Westward Expansion;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorNative American, Cherokee or Choctaw culture;
SourceDonated to the Lakeview Museum by Mrs. John Blossom and Mrs. W.B. Brown;
Subject / KeywordsMarriage; Weddings; Wedding costume; Belts; Native American; Indians of North America; Clothing & dress; Beaded; Beads; Decorations
Collection PublisherLakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLVM1979.002;
CONTENTdm file name8129201972002_NatAmerwedbelt.jpg
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