Moiya Belt

A woven waist belt, made from eight thin ropes of plated cane fastened with a plaited cotton loop and button at the end. This type of belt was described as a Moiya by Alldridge in 1894. It was said to have been worn by Mandingo boys at Falaba.

Further Information

  • Type: Body adornment, jewellery
  • Object: Moiya Belt
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 260mm x 220mm x 24mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1894
  • Associated Places: Falaba, Tunkia Country
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R3483/34

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