“THE other magical requisites are: a sceptre, a sword, a mitre, a cap, a long white robe of linen, and other garments for the purpose; also a girdle of lion’s skin three inches broad, with all the names written about it which he round the outmost part of the Magical Circle. Also perfumes, and a chafing-dish of charcoal kindled to put the fumes on, to smoke or perfume the place appointed for action; also anointing oil to anoint thy temples and thine eyes with; and fair water to wash thyself in.” The Lesser Key of Solomon
This is an example of a lion skin belt. It is still a work in progress and was taken from a Victorian-era lion hide. Stitching the leather is no easy task and was accomplished using a large leather stitch needle, small hammer and block of wood as the base to assist tapping the needle through the leather.
I’ll post more pictures once it is finished.
To buy some lion hide strips to make your own, please visit: Lion Skin Belt on Etsy