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Karelian Style Handwoven Belts
In Karelia and in other parts of Finland narrow belts and braids were woven using cards (or tablets) or small hand-held rigid heddle looms. The woven belts or braids were used for decoration for skirts, for decorative edgings on clothing, hat trims or as laces for boots and shoes.
Different regions in Finland had their own characteristic designs or colours.
These belts are handwoven with pure cotton, linen or wool yarns using traditional weaving methods. Wear them as a belt or use them as trim for clothing, handles and edgings for bags
Karelian style belts can be custom ordered in a selection of colours and designs. Prices start at £18.00 per meter. Please contact me if you would like to place a special order.
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