Waist sashes were made with a variety of weaving techniques and in a number of designs. As with other ceremonial textiles, these differences often indicate where the wearer came from. Weavers in Solok, for example, often made their waist sashes thinner than Minangkabau weavers in other regions. Some weavers incorporated sections of red woolen trade cloth onto the ends of their waist sashes. Several examples of this sort of design are included in Sarajo’s collection.