Cowrie shell tie belt from India
Length with Shells: About 32.5 inches
Tie Length: 11 inches
Materials: Fabric, shells, glass seed beads, cord
Closure: Ties to close.
Backing: Fabric backing is sewn to base
Tie belt decorated with black glass seed beads and large split cowrie shells. Ties to close. Ties are adorned with a small cowries at the ends. 32.5 inches long not including ties. Ties are 11 inches long each. Backed with fabric for a finished look. Use as is, or combine with other pieces for a unique costume belt.
This piece is not new, but is not extremely old, could probably be dated to 1970s or 1980s. Made in India for tourist trade or export.