cincture

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He switched out his long, tight-rolled turban-cloth and, with swiftest hands, rolled it over and under about his loins into the intricate devices of a Saddhu's cincture.
On ornamental cinctures in fourteenth-century dress, see Brooke 14-28.
Among its ruins, the palace's cinctures and vaults can be identified and it is estimated that it used to cover an area larger than is seen today.