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WWII Japanese Sennibari Tiger Belt of 1,000 Stitches
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A very interesting, and obviously worn, example of the World War II "1,000 stitch belt" that was wrapped around the body of a Japanese soldier to protect him from harm in battle. This example is a cotton style on which printed Japanese flags and kanji flank the profile of a charging tiger, executed in the 1,000 stitches that gave the belt its name. There are three good luck coins sewn to the belt as well. The belt is approximately 38 inches long, excluding the long ties on the ends which secured the belt to the soldier's body. The belt has the expected soiling and stains that are typical for a piece that was worn against the body of a soldier who was deployed in combat in a tropical climate. However, the belt is complete, intact, and exhibits enormous character.