Hutsul cheres2 avaA belt, waistband, or sash might seem a minor accessory but in truth, it’s a rather important item of the traditional or historical attire. It adds the silhouette a finishing touch and keeps the garments for the lower body in place. In case you need the information about folk, military, historical, or tribal belts for your college essay, coursework, homework assignment, research paper, and other educational projects, we’ve gathered all our posts on this topic here. Also, we specified whether you have permission to use the photos from each article.


Slavic men wore folk leather belt that was so wide it covered their six-pack

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Opasek, chimir, cheres – striking wide and ornate highlander’s belt in the Carpathian mountains

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Ukrainian leather accessories (footwear, belts, and bags) from Carpathian region

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Collection of Japanese kimono, obi belts, and accessories

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Traditional Japanese obi. The belt itself and various knots

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Japanese hikihaku obi are traditionally made with gold, silver, mother-of-pearl threads interwoven into the fabric

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How to wear kimono with datejime sash. Easy tutorial

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Unusual traditional clothing accessories. Interesting additions to the national costume

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Latvian Lielvārde sash or josta – woven belt iconic in Latvia

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Umutsha – decorative Zulu beaded belt. African traditional beadwork

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Baldric – popular and functional men’s weapon belt

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Balteus – traditional belt used to suspend a sword during ancient Roman times

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