Historical belt of Lielvarde is most magnificent Latvia’s ethnographic belt which symbols are twined around with countless legends. In the past the belt was worn by women and men begird around the waist in celebrations. As time went by functional, designful belt of Lielvarde became glorified symbol of Latvian nation, which main task unfortunately now was only to hang in shelves of museums gathering dust and visitor glances.
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Lielvarde’s belt stands out for it’s complex ornament and beauty. It is part of Lielvarde’s regional national costume which traditionally was tied around one’s waist. Ethnographic researchers have made statements, that Lielvarde’s belt contains information about arising of mankind, it’s activities on the earth, others believe that Lielvarde’s belt ornaments contain strong protective power against evil and misfortune.