The custom of wrapping a baby in cloths, fastened with a silk band containing good wishes and beautiful patterns was an old tradition in Iran. Annelies Hart made the band and she had professional assistance with the method of tying.
Brocaded band by Jan de Vries from a photo from Peter Collingwood's book The Techniques of Tablet Weaving.
Dutch tablet weavers guild member, Jaap van Scharrenburg, is also a master working with straw. This beautiful mask belongs to the ancient traditions of the Ukraine and Byelorussia. The mask has tablet woven bands round the horns and head.