Baltic traditional handwoven belt 62 wires Snake B


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This belt is woven according to ancestral know-how and represents the snake « žaltinėlis ».

The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. The word is derived from Latin serpens, a crawling animal or snake. Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to humankind and represent dual expression of good and evil.

It is 230 cm long and is made of 62 wires of pure wool.

This traditional length allows to tie it 2 x around the waist. Both ends will be shorter depending on the waist circumference. If your waist is over 80 cm you can make a single turn or order a longer one. Do not hesitate to contact us.

This type of belts exists since the Viking era and is still part of folklore outfits in the Scandinavian countries, Slavs but also in some regions in France and England. The difference between the different traditions lies in symbols and edges. These with the fringes on the sides are typically Baltic.

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