Sami Wool Sash – Sigga 1
This listing is for a Sami style handwoven wool belt. The sash tie belt is woven with pure wool yarns (non Superwash). This wool sash has been woven using a special Saami reed called a Sigga – that allows patterned blocks of colour to be woven. The pattern blocks produce a mirror image on the reverse of the belt. The belt has a reindeer leather trim finish and can be tied around the waist.
Approx Belt width: 2 cm
Approx Belt length: 180 cm
Colours: Blue, Red, Black, White
Trim: Black Reindeer Leather
The Saami belt makes a lovely accessory to your designer jumper, dress or tunic. If you like this belt pattern but would like it in a different colourway, or length please ask.
Colourful and intricately patterned bands have traditionally been woven by the Saami on rigid heddles or tape looms made of bone. These bands were used in their clothing as decoration to trim their clothing. Sami woven bands also had many functional uses such as belts, shoelaces and straps for bags. Sami band weaving is quite time consuming to weave, unlike most other types of braid weaving because each pattern thread is hand picked. This weaving method gives the ability to weave more complex pattern variations.