Photo 2 | Erroll Pires ✿ The master of ply-split braiding

Traditional motif camel girths (in the local language it is called Tang) from Erroll Pires Nelson’s collection. The material used is dyed cotton cord. The technique used is TLOI (two layered oblique interlacing). The belt has motifs of animals, birds, human figures and geometry. The belt is reversible and the motifs change colour when turned. A rarity in cotton cords and could be about 50/60 years in age and from the hands of a Master.

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