Dance accessory

This heavy sash is made from bamboo and bottle caps that include Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta Orange and Castle Beer. With movement the sash rattles and clatters, producing percussive sounds like a musical instrument. A dancer likely wore it along with a headdress, a bamboo skirt, necklaces, arm bands and leggings with bells.


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What types of dance would someone wear this garment for?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by SWGM

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