For many centuries, the belt was among the first items of clothing. Almost all nations have a belt in their national costumes. They were not simply used to support certain pieces of clothing or for decoration. The belt was important in traditional folk rituals, especially for the Eastern Slavs, whose belt was the main component of both men's and women's clothing. The belt served as a talisman of its owner or owner.
In Russia, parting with a belt against their will was a terrible disaster or even a punishment for any person. It was believed that the belt not only protects the owner, but also gives him physical strength. Belts were different: woven, woven from threads or even bast. They were woven from woolen and linen threads.
The woven belt still remains, only now an object of fashion. Braided belts using the macrame technique or made from rope with many knots look especially expressive and stylish. Due to the fact that fashion has seriously turned to things made in the simplest form, where traces of manual labor can clearly be seen, and without much care, rope belts have turned out to be quite remarkable in the latest spring-summer collections.
Some puzzled about what to make a rope belt, and many women of fashion picked up this tendency and made belts from a clothesline. They look fun and funny. Who is unfamiliar with macrame technique, now is the time to learn something and make a rope belt yourself. There are different.
Luxury accessories are obtained using a crochet hook, there is knitting on a fork, macrame, weaving on bobbins, and there is just knitting without using any special devices - knitting on fingers, and there can be several ways. Therefore, you have the opportunity to express your imagination and weave a rope belt to your favorite dress in an exciting and quite simple work.
You can see the new looks with rope belts that the designers have prepared for us this season. The belt can be woven from wool, nylon, linen, cotton threads, rope, braid, ribbons, leather, with the ends decorated with pompoms and tassels.
Claudia Li, Etro
Long bound or woven belts had a certain meaning, symbolizing the tireless adherence to specific rules. By the way, the nodes on the belt and their number also have a secret meaning.
But everything that concerns the belt, both in the Bible and in the popular traditions, is the desire for piety, innocence, faithfulness and other good intentions. Make your belt and let it be for you a symbol of modesty, chastity, protection and decoration.
2 Photo by Isabel Marant and Frame
Oscar de la Renta