Male belt. Tadjiks, Uzbeks. Bukhara. Late 19th - early 20th cen.

Male belt. Tadjiks, Uzbeks. Bukhara. Late 19th - early 20th cen.

Gifts intended for the Russian emperor and members of His Family were notable for their craftsmanship, rich materials and their decorative aspects.  This belt is from the collection of gifts to Russian Emperor made by Emir of Bukhara. 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.