Belt - ROM2015_14449_14

ROM2015_14449_14

Belt

Medium:Leather with pita fibre emboirdery
Geography: Probaby from the state of Zacatecas, Mexico
Date: 1910-1920
Dimensions:
101.5 x 7 cm
Object number: 2015.11.5.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
DescriptionIn legend as in life, the charro (horseman) was equipped with handsome weaponry. Pita fibre (Aechmea magdalenae), sometimes called 'silk grass' in English, was used in colonial times for the embroidery of saddles and other items associated with charrería (horsemanship), including this belt and holster. The handsome silver buckle displays flower-bud designs. Leather embroidered with pita fibre, silver buckle.
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