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|Belts, Bands & Tassles|
As Elizabeth Wayland Barber says in her masterful work Womens work: The first 20,000 years - the first and most important development needed to start weaving was the creation of thread. Without this, there would be no weaving, plaiting, embroidery, applique, knitting, sewing - etc, etc, etc.
We have always loved these small weavings, the many interesting additions to them, as well as the eccentric changes of pattern in the bands themselves.
They, also, were used for many purposes - from belts for people and animals, to ties for tents, and cargo, as well as warding off the evil eye.
For more on this latter theme, please see our monograph on Nazarlik on our web site.
Antalya nomad band with tassel
Goathair woven band
Yuruk band section dyed
Band with angora tassels
Yuruk band with horsehair tassels
Rope with horsehair tassels
Belt with buckle and cowry shells