This is an authentic belt from 19th century, used in folklore traditional costumes in the Balkan region (Bulgaria). Originated from the Caucasus, imported in Bulgaria during the Ottoman domination.
This ethnographic belt is made of pure silver over inlay of niello with richly elaborated decorative elements with gilding (24K). The inner part of the belt is made of natural leather, holding and connecting together all separate silver pieces, thus forming a strong belt assembly. This exceptional belt is handmade by the best Bulgarian craftsmen. It is in excellent condition. Comes with all proper documentations.