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Old 15th May 2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Ottoman leather belt like selahlik

Hi, this is an old ottoman/balkan multi layer belt that looks like selahlik. However, it does not have a holle that would permit to handle a long weapon like yataghan. The only holle that it has has been made crudly latter for use. So what was the purpose of this belt? Is it for military latter use or a belt for some sort of artisan? Does anyone know?
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Old 15th May 2018, 08:00 PM   #2
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Hi my friend

Why looks like selahlik? It's a selahlik to me.
I was thinking that the weapons, kubur and yataghan were hold in between the belt and the belly. I'm probably wrong...

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Old 16th May 2018, 12:34 AM   #3
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In the ones I have seen the weapons fit between the leather layers of the selahlik. It is bizarre that there is no hole for the weapons to pass, so could this have been made for the purpose of folk dancing groups - where someone needed an imitation instead of a functional item?
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Old 21st May 2018, 03:01 PM   #4
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I'm with kubur: looks like a sehalik to me.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 05:22 AM   #5
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Well, after speaking with a Greek folk art collector, it may be a womans belt for a Vlah greek woman!
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