A few of the pewter (estimated) studs on edges missing. Some chips and breaks with some losses of carnelian stone. I would think because of sword strikes during battle.
Since this was used in battle with swords that should be expected. Buckle appears to be missing.
But amazingly intact and I think in remarkable condition. If it was worn during active warfare. I've also read that it was worn by Albanian mercenaries and that. They were bodyguards for Ottoman rulers. Arnauten is Turkic for Albanian.This type of belt was also worn by married women. I think as part of the wedding outfit, and is called a Jakicar. There are many photos of women wearing this type of belt. The belt is well represented in 19th century orientalist paintings.
As a warrior's belt. A belt similar to this is published in the book. Persian and Indo-Persian Arms and Armor of the 16th 19th Century. I had thought things like this obvious but catalogue, painting & postcards or photos. Used to illustrate uses of the belt not included.
It is a magnificent piece. Will be happy to provide additional photos and.Any other information that I can. Thank you for your interest. The item "19th Century Turkish Ottoman Arnauten Warrior Belt Leather Carnelian Brass" is in sale since Saturday, May 4, 2019.
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