18th Century Bronze Ottoman Belt Fragment - We have acquired the decorative bronze sections of a belt, each with unique patina, that
were once attached to a long lost textile. The ancient region of what became the Ottoman Empire was a place of markets, bazaars and extensive trade from the far east, the Mediterranean and the north. This bronze piece is touched by hand cut antler beads from Siberia, ancient rock crystals dated around 1200 CE, matte agate, horn and ancient matte
gray excavated Djenne Nila glass beads that are at least 600 years old. Suspended from a cotton cord that softens to you with wear, with deerskin wrapping, Afghani fittings, mixed metals and hand wrought links.
Beautiful and powerful when worn with a Stone Keeper.
Man or woman.
Bronze fragment 1 5/8” L X 1 7/8” W. Beaded segment 11 1/2” L. Circle including beaded segment from clasp end to link end 22 3/4” L.
With Stone Lore Cards