Buckle from men's belt. Tadjiks, Uzbeks. Bukhara. Late 19th - early 20th century

Buckle from men's belt. Tadjiks, Uzbeks. Bukhara. Late 19th - early 20th century

Festive khalat was worn with the belt. A belt is a symbol of men’s rule and dignity in the East. It is made of gold-plating silver and encrusted with turquoise and inlayed with gems.