This cream coloured belt is made of a woven strip of textile and decorated with wool thread. There are pink and blue cords to fasten the belt, which end in a bundle of coloured wool thread danglers. As the donor information is lacking for this jacket, details of its exact provenance are unknown, however the belt forms part of a Lisu women’s outfit worn for special occasions or weddings with the other following components: headcloth 106/2000/5, apron 106/2000/2, shin sleeves 106/2000/4/1 and tunic 106/2000/7.
The combination of the jacket, leggings, head cloth, double apron and belt make this Lisu outfit an important asset to the Burmese textile collection. Although a modern example of the same outfit was commissioned by Brighton Museum, RAMM has a unique original example of what the Lisu women would have worn, which for research purposes can be utilised in comparison with the modern outfits that the Lisu wear today.