Surely, I could bestow such a belt on a character in a story?   And those ‘brilliant-colored points or cones’, garlanding a pond, or a garden.

‘Walden, too, like an Indian maiden, wears this broad rainbow-like belt of brilliant-colored points or cones round her waist in October.’  7 Oct 1857

Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 459-60

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